Francis Atwoli, the leader of the COTU, has defended his decision to travel to the White House and meet with President William Ruto with representatives from the Kenya Kwanza Alliance's Western Region.
Atwoli said that he made the decision two days after the visit because he wanted to protect the workers he is in charge of. He also said that he didn't want to go at night or in a way that would suggest he was hiding.
"I explained to my in-law and who is Raila Odinga, and told him that I have a constituency that I represent. I did not go campaigning to be a governor or a MP. I was campaigning to have worker-related issues implemented, and we did not get the top seat. As an international labour leader, I had to go to those who got the seat so that I can push for the interests of workers," Atwoli said.
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More