President Kibaki addresses parliament
President Kibaki has told parliament that there will be no delays to the 2012 general election, currently slated for 14th August 2012 and that he hopes parliament will move quickly to pass bills linked to changes in the constitution.
In particular he has asked for the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission Bill and the Elections Bill to be passed within three months. The constitution was revised on the back of the violence that followed the 27th December 2007 election campaign.
Other bills he wants to see passed before next year’s elections include judicial reform and police reform.
The judicial reform includes creating a Supreme Court and other courts with High Court status.
The police reforms include a National Security Council Bill, Police Service Commission Bill, National Police Service Bill, Independent Police Oversight Authority Bill and the Private Security Providers Bill.