Monday, October 22, 2007

Stop Press! Kenyan Parliament finally dissolved

Monday 22nd October 2007
4:00 PM

Word reaching Siasa Duni is that President Kibaki has dissolved Parliament, paving the way for the General Elections proper. On 10th October, while adressing a campaign rally at Kajiado Stadium, Kibaki hinted at the imminent dissolution of Parliament and told Kenyans to prepare for the General Election whose date would be announced soon. "Just wait. This will be (done) very soon. When you hear that Parliament has been dissolved we shall announce the date," the President told a rally at the Kajiado Stadium as he went hunting for votes in South Rift Valley for the third day in as many weeks.

The ECK must now wait for at least 10 days (after the President dissolves Parliament) before it sets the stage for holding a General Election and announcing the election date. President Kibaki will be defending his seat on a PNU ticket. He will be facing off with Lang'ata MP Raila Odinga on an ODM ticket, Mr Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka of ODM-K and Pastor Pius Muiru.

We will keep you posted on these developments as they unfold.

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