The Central Organization of Trade Union (COTU) secretary-general Francis Atwoli has said that President Uhuru Kenyatta can vie for the Presidency seat for a third time in the coming general elections if the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill is passed.
Atwoli was speaking in Kisumu where he met the National Social Security Fund and the Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union members at Tom Mboya Labour Training College.
The trade unionist stated that unless Uhuru Kenyatta nothing stops him from running for a third time.
While drumming up support for the BBI, Atwoli added that Kenyans should support the document which looks to address issues on workers, women, and children.
“Unless the President feels he has done enough, he is tired and wants to go home and rest, nothing stops him from vying again in 2022 after passing these amendments.”
“Every time after elections we have skirmishes and the people who are affected the most are workers, women, and children. Therefore, we must support this document which seeks to put an end to this menace,” he added.
Atwoli went on to challenge those opposing the BBI document telling them to go ahead and lead a no campaign but it will all come to the ballot box as Kenyans will be the ones to choose.
“If you are opposed to the document then go ahead and spearhead a no campaign we face each other and let Kenyans decide because we are a democratic country,” he said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga officially launched the collection of signatures on Wednesday 25 at the Kenyatta International Conventional Center (KICC) which marked the journey to amend the 2010 Constitution.
The Head of State mentioned that the Country needs to strengthen the Constitution explaining that they were not looking to replace anything in the document.
He added that the new Constitution amendments were aimed at addressing challenges that have been affecting the country for many years