Francis Atwoli Joins UDA news is catching flames amid Raila’s recent attacks on the regime of William Ruto. The former premier says COTU Secretary General is in bed with the government.
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While addressing the nation, opposition leader Raila Odinga emphasized that Francis Atwoli is no longer defending Kenyan workers as much as he did before.
Francis Atwoli Joins UDA, Raila fires back
The Monday Press Conference staged by ODM leader Raila Odinga zoomed into critical issues facing Kenyan hustlers.
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He particularly accused the head of state on among other issues hiked tax rates and non-performance.
“Workers movement has gone to bed with this regime. Kenyan workers are now on their own.”ODM Leader Raila Odinga.
The strong statement came within weeks of losing his right-hand man Francis Atwoli to the ruling UDA Party.
Once a fierce critic, Atwoli is now a political friend to President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua.
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In his defence, Atwoli said working with the government of the day is crucial in championing the welfare of workers.
“As a leader sitting on the board of many international labour agencies, I am obliged to brief the President on whatever is discussed and their outcome.”Francis Atwoli – COTU Sec General.
Disagreements between Raila Odinga and Francis Atwoli are finally evident; COTU Secretary General feels the former prime Minister is using wrong opposition strategies.
During the 2023 Labour Day celebrations, Francis Atwoli urged Raila Odinga to call off demonstrations for better mechanisms.
Francis Atwoli joins UDA is still unbelievable being that he boldly spoke about Ruto’s daybreak defeat in the 2022 August Polls.