Atwoli’s promise to workers in the new government.
Central organization of trade unions secretary general, Francis Atwoli has issued a statement regarding workers, after President Ruto was sworn in yesterday.
Atwoli’s promise to workers is that he is ready to work with the new government. He also commended president Ruto’s speech saying it gives hope to workers.
Atwoli said,”In his inaugural speech, President Ruto was full of reconciliation and hope and as COTU (K) we associate ourselves with his resolution and assurance of working with all Kenyans from the political divide in building a united and prosperous Kenya.”
“It is important to note that at any given time when Kenyans have failed to move in one direction, a problem has always occurred and those who have suffered the most have been workers, children and women. Therefore, the inaugural speech by President Ruto must be taken seriously as it plants a sense of hope in Kenyans,” Atwoli added.
During the campaign season, Francis Atwoli was a stronghold in Azimio la Umoja coalition. However, after the results, Atwoli has stated that his political preferences does not get in the way of the good of kenyan workers.
Atwoli said, “As workers, we support the President’s call for unity and reconciliation as we hope and trust, and call upon, other Kenyans of goodwill to have all hands on deck. At such times, it’s wise to remember that Kenya is bigger than all of us and especially those who were involved in the political campaigns and bickering.”
Atwoli further called on every Kenyan worker to support the new government.
He said,”As it has been our tradition to work with the government of the day which provides an environment where workers through COTU (K), employers through (FKE) and the government through the Ministry of Labour work in a tripartite structure, COTU (K) remains ready to work with the administration of President William Ruto to promote unity and the rights and welfare of Kenyan workers.”