Fearless Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici has on Saturday 19 June 19, 2021, slammed Central Organization of Trade Unions Secretary-General Francis Atwoli after saying that Parliament should be convinced to postpone the much-awaited 2022 general elections.
The vocal politician took to her social media platforms to hit out at the long-serving COTU SG, saying that he should know that suspending next year’s general elections is 1000 times harder than protecting his signpost in Kileleshwa.
“Atwoli should know that postponing the 2022 general elections is 1000 times harder than protecting his road sign in Kileleshwa,” read her post.
Atwoli has been having a tough time since Nairobi County decided to honor him by renaming Dik-Dik Road to Francis Atwoli Road.
However, since the signpost was erected, Kenyans have lamented, arguing that he does not befit the honor as other Kenyan leaders and legends deserve more than him.
This has seen the post vandalized on multiple occasions.
Regarding his remarks on the elections being postpones, Atwoli speaking to the press on Thursday 17 June 2021, said that if there will be no Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), then there will be no polls next year.
He pointed out that if the BBI would be there before the elections, then the BBI team will push for the Parliamentarians to postpone the elections by one year.
He added that workers were the ones who proposed revisiting the Constitution in 2017, but they have now been forced to wait for the Court’s ruling.
Atwoli pointed out that the ruling that had been made earlier had nothing to do with the BBI as it was just a political move and was central to the office of the Presidency.
A few days ago, The Service Party leader Mwangi Kiunguri downplayed the 2022 general elections being postponed saying that no amount of confusion would force the country to postpone the polls.
He added that some leaders have been devising ways meant to put the country in a confused state so that they can get an excuse to postpone the elections.
A few weeks ago, five High Court judges, namely; Joel Ngungi, George Odunga, Jarius Ngaah, Teresia Matheka, and Chacha Mwira, ruled that the BBI was unconstitutional as President Uhuru Kenyatta does not have the powers to initiate Constitutional changes under the law.