Kiunjuri Scolds Uhuru Over 2022 Elections

  • Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri (left) and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
    Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri (left) and President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past press briefing in 2020.
  • The Service Party leader Mwangi Kiunjuri on Saturday, June 26, warned President Uhuru Kenyatta about extending his term come 2022.

    Speaking during a church service, the former Agriculture CS noted that the constitution provided for governors, MPs, and the president to serve for a five-year term.

    Kiunjuri stated that soon he and his allies would move to the Supreme Court to get a verdict on whether the delay of the BBI constitution would cause the elections to be postponed.

     (l) enjoy a hearty moment at Thiru Secondary School, Laikipia West, Laikipia County on February 22, 2020.
    Laikipia East MP Mwangi Kiunjuri (Left) and President William Ruto pictured at Thiru Secondary School, Laikipia County on February 22, 2020.

    "You must vacate office come August 9th, 2022. We won't allow you to extend your stay in power. The constitution is very clear," Kiunjuri stated.

    Kiunjuri alleged that the government was concentrating on matters that were not a priority like the building of the Nairobi expressway and the BBI constitution.

    "Civil servants need to be paid in good time, suppliers and constructors need to be paid too. We are taking loans and concentrating on infrastructure yet people do not have food to eat," Kiunjuri stated.

    On the other hand, President Uhuru Kenyatta who was in Mombasa County to unveil a project told off critics who were criticizing state projects.

    The president was unveiling the Ksh10 billion Kenya Marine Fisheries Socio-Economic Development Project.

    "By launching these projects, we want to open up the country evenly so let those who want to critique continue doing so. We will continue working to the last day," the president stated.

    Meanwhile, on June 17, 2021, Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli declared that the 2022 elections would be delayed for a year if the BBI Constitution Amendment Bill did not go through.

    "If something happens and we don't get it, we will move to the Supreme Court. If we can't get it, then we will have to start it afresh and we will appeal to our parliamentarians to extend the election by a year," he proclaimed.

    "What I know for sure is that BBI will be there and if there will be no BBI, this one I can tell you with authority, we will look into an issue of making sure that we have BBI before we go for elections. We want peace in this country," the unionist added.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) joins labour sector leaders at State House Gardens in Nairobi County to celebrate International Labour Day Celebrations on May 1, 2021.