Thursday May 21, 2020 – Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi has laughed off the idea of COTU Secretary General, Francis Atwoli, giving advice to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking yesterday during an interview, Ahmednasir dismissed the veteran trade unionist as a person whose political comments were of no consequence to the Kenyan leadership. 

“What advice can Atwoli give the President?”

“Atwoli is barely literate.”

“What advice can he give to a President?”

“Maybe crack jokes or throw telephones,” he stated referring to an incident where Atwoli threw his phone when it rang interrupting an interview.

Ahmednasir further said that as the head of a trade union, Atwoli had failed to defend the rights of workers over the years.

“He’s running around peddling rumours as advice.”

“It is tragic that as a trade unionist rather than helping workers, he is fighting politicians like Deputy President William Ruto,” he added.

Atwoli has been vocal on the state of Kenyan politics with his declaration that Uhuru will still be an influential figure past 2022.

He has on several occasions alluded to a possible alliance between Uhuru, Raila Odinga and Gideon Moi, while maintaining that it was the end of the road for Deputy President William Ruto.


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