Monday June 1, 2020 – The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General, Francis Atwoli, has distanced himself from claims that he was behind the ouster of Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetangula, as the Ford-Kenya leader.
Through a statement, Atwoli warned against being linked to the party.
“I want to state categorically that I have nothing to do with what is happening in Ford-K and Amani National Congress.”
“My party is KANU and I shouldn’t be dragged into local parties belonging to fence sitters who have no idea of what is happening in Kenya,” Atwoli wrote.
In a press briefing on Sunday, Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader, Musalia Mudavadi, accused Atwoli of working with a member of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition to destabilize his party and Ford Kenya.
“I am aware that this mischief has been in the making for some time now.”
“It is calculated to invade and destabilise all independent-minded political parties.”
“The mischief has been escalated at a number of meetings led by the leader of a NASA member-party, whose objective is to dominate and destroy everyone politically.”
“In this, they are aided by the Secretary-General of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU),” Mudavadi stated.
Mudavadi further assured Wetangula of his support and that of the ANC party.
Following a meeting by the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) at Raddison Blu, Nairobi, Wetangula was overthrown as the FORD Kenya party leader.
Kanduyi MP, Wafula Wamunyinyi, was selected to serve as the interim Party Leader in a chaotic meeting that saw allies of Wetangula storm the venue at one point.
The Kenyan DAILY POST