Thursday May 28, 2020 – Central Organisation of Trade Union (COTU) Secretary General, Francis Atwoli, has warned Kenyans against electing Deputy President William Ruto as President in 2022.

Appearing on Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) on Wednesday evening, Atwoli who is also President Uhuru Kenyatta’s adviser, said that if Ruto becomes the Head of State, it will be the beginning of ‘maisha mbaya.’

“If Kenyans decide to elect the DP as President, they will regret.”

“That will be the beginning of maisha mbaya,” Atwoli said.

He, however, maintained that he has no personal problem with the DP although he needs to seek counsel from experienced men for him to ascend to power.

“I have no personal problem with the Deputy President… He requires to hire good advisors for him to ascend to power.”

“He is a good politician who can go places but requires an experienced advisor,” added Atwoli.

Asked what Ruto needs to do now, Atwoli said the fact that the DP has kept a low profile in recent weeks is a shrewd move.

“I think the DP should be remorseful, not be confrontational…Look for those perceived to be opposed to him and make peace…There is no shortcut to political ascension…DP must humble himself,” he said.


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