What Do we expect of 2013.

1 Jan

The world did not end in 2012 and we do not expect it to end in 2013. But we can expect a few things to happen.

Kenya will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee on December 12, this year, marking 50 years of independence from the British colonialist, the same year that the first elections after the passing of the new Constitution will take place on March 4.

On the ballot paper will be a new Executive, a new national assembly and a 47-member senate. Kenyans will also elect County Governors and County Assembly representatives as per the new constitution.

International Criminal Court (ICC) case against Jubilee candidates are set to kick off on April 11, starting with William Ruto and former radio presenter Joshua Sang, with the case against Mr Kenyatta and former head of public service, Mr Francis Muthaura, starting a day later, the trial will start a month after Kenya’s General Election on March 4th.

Kenyans will elect their fourth president since independence to succeed President Kibaki who is leaving all political office after a 10-year reign and 50 years in politics as member of Othaya constituency.

With the provision of the new constitution, Kenyans usher in the first devolved government by electing the first county governors, senators and county assembly representatives. Sh280 billion has been set aside to set off the operations of county governments after the March 4, 2013 General Election, ensuring that the devolved functions without a hitch.

With that we take this opportunity to wish you all a happy new year 2013.

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