Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has taken a swipe at COTU Secretary-general Francis Atwoli for constantly claiming the 2022 elections will be postponed.
Omanga wondered why the COTU boss is so obsessed with going against the constitution. The constitution says General Election must be held on the 2 Tuesday of August every fifth year after the previous General Election.
According to the outspoken legislator, Atwoli is fixated on the BBI referendum whose fate lies with COurt of Appeal judges expected to give judgment later in August.
“Atwoli is obsessed with the desire to postpone the 2022 elections. Of course, this is in retaliation to the sudden death of BBI whose burial is on August 20, at the Court of Appeal,
“Whoever is close to him, please tell him in a language he understands that 09.08.2022 is the date.(for the next General Election) Alaaaar!” Millicent Omanga wrote in a tweet.
As an ardent supporter of DP William Ruto, the Nominated Senator echoes her boss’s sentiments that the 2022 elections should not be postponed to meet the needs of a few individuals.
“The people who are calling for the postponement of the elections are telling us we must change the constitution whether we like it or not, whether the courts like it or not and if we don’t they are going to postpone the elections. That is the language of impunity and it has no space in Kenya,” said William Ruto in a recent TV interview.
On July 5, Francis Atwoli told members of the press that the contents of the BBI were very important, and there is a need to pass it, even if it means postponing the 2022 elections.
“They think when I say like that am afraid of Kenyan elections or I think that the candidate am favoring might not win. It is not like that. I am just trying to explain to Kenyans that there are calamities, issues that are more important than the elections,
BBI is not for nothing, it was meant to cement Kenyans after elections, to bring peace after elections,” Atwoli said.