Are judges in order to allow postponement of polls?
By Mercy Cheptoo
| July 26th 2021
I agree with a decision by Africa Court on Human and People’s Rights that countries are at liberty to call off an election if there is an emergency or a health crisis.
The Covid-19 pandemic that we are battling as a nation and the region is no joke.
We have lost many lives and it will be counter-intuitive for us to lose more lives simply because of a general election.
Lives can't be replaced, but elections come and go all the time. In Kenya, we have seen areas where political meetings and rallies and other public events have been held, register a spike in new Covid-19 cases.
A good example is Kisumu where a large number of people were infected after it hosted the Madaraka Day event with no adherence to health protocols.
I am sure we all don't desire to have a repeat of the same in 2022. It will be very difficult for Kenyans to obey Covid-19 protocols during the campaigns.
Elections are not a matter of life and death. Let's safeguard the lives of Kenyans.
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