Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli’s remarks on a plan to block Deputy President William Ruto from ascending to power have continued to elicit mixed reactions from various quarters.
Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has now asked Atwoli to reveal the person behind his statement.
The senator, who spoke at a fundraiser in a church in Kakagema, questioned the remarks of the Cotu boss. He said Atwoli has no moral authority to speak about President Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor ahead of 2022.
The former Ikolomani MP also claimed that Atwoli cursed him for declaring support for the second in command ahead of the race to succeed Uhuru, who is completing his second and final term in power.
“We don’t know who Mr Atwoli is speaking for since he represents workers whose numbers cannot be compared to the support the DP enjoys in western. He even decided to curse me because I support you (Ruto) but he should know his curse will not hold,” said Dr Khalwale, as quoted by Daily Nation.
DP Ruto, who was also present during the function, said he is not shaken by the remarks of the Cotu boss. He insisted that he is confident that the people of Kenya will stand with him to the end when that time comes.