Francis Atwoli, secretary general of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU), has urged Kenyans to maintain calm despite the intrigues surrounding the election results as President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration gets ready to make way for new leadership.
Atwoli made a call for peace from all sides of the political spectrum while speaking in Auki Village, Meru County, on Friday during the burial of the late COTU stalwart Isaiah Kubai.
A supporter of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya claimed that after the coalition party decided to challenge William Ruto's election victory on August 9, he had decided to wait for the Supreme Court's ruling.
"Kenyans conducted a peaceful election, which was witnessed around the world." I want us to be at peace. Tolerance is essential; we advised Odinga to follow the court's lead, and he agreed. William Ruto agreed to accept the outcome of the courts as well. Atwoli said, "Kama hao wameshakubali, sisi pia tutayakubali matokeo."
"Tuambiwe huyu ndio President, yule atakayechukua baada ya hii mambo yote, we will accept him for the sake of our peace, and Kenya will continue."
Similarly, as he outlined the dangers of violence, the outspoken leader warned social media users against inciting political factions against one another.
"Ninawasihi wale ambao wanaenda kwa mitandao na kuincite watu ama kuleta vitisho, wawache hayo maneno na tutafuata uamuzi huo," he said.
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