Francis Atwoli Responds to Claims of His Resignation

File photo of COTU boss Francis Atwoli at a past press conference. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has dismissed reports that indicated he has decided to retire from the position.

Blogger Dennis Itumbi had claimed that Atwoli has taken a back seat in COTU and is trying to impose a successor of his choice.

He added that the labour movement is against Atwoli’s decision and that the Secretary General has called an emergency meeting to be held today, Wednesday, August 17.

In a response to the tweet, the COTU boss termed Itumbi’s message as a pure lie saying; “Matters COTU (K) leadership is a COTU (K) constitutional issue and not an Atwoli issue. As of now, I am in office serving my last term.”

He further added that the purported meeting is meant to make burial plans for Banking, Insurance and Finance Union (BIFU) General Secretary Isiah Kubai.

“We have called for a meeting to conduct a fundraiser in preparation for the burial on Friday in Meru,” he said.

A section of Kenyans have been awaiting Atwoli’s reaction to the news of William Ruto being declared President-elect.

Atwoli, who has been at the helm of the labour body for 21 years is known to be a fierce critic of William Ruto.

One of his pronouncements is that Ruto would never become Kenya’s President. 

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