Happy Labor Day!
The government today took the unprecedented step to releasing a confidential correspondence to the lifting of the cessation of movement and curfew hours. Trending in the country yesterday was how Kenyans were going for a protest against the same on labor day but lucky enough the situation has been solved.
Kenya marked the second labor day under the pandemic. Celebrating the pandemic with over 80 other countries, Atwoli marked that the pandemic had left us less to celebrate.
Celebrating Labor Day from State house, Atwoli addressed that, "The pandemic has wrecked havoc affecting jobs. Over 600 firms have sent workers home since the yields are low and they won't afford to pay them a situation that has rendered over 2 million workers redundant."
"The memorandum of understanding the pandemic's effects provided for job security and assured worried workers that those who might have been laid off during this pandemic period will not loose their employments when the situation returns to normal." said Francis Atwoli
However he named a number of corruption that Kenyans face saying:
It is through the corruption vice the country lost a lot of forest cover hence attracting massive deforestation an act that has largely interfered with our environment.
"It is through corruption that the country cannot obtain strategic medicine and quality medical cover in our public hospitals."
"It is through corruption that we loose so many people on daily basis for police allowing overcrowded vehicles and unroadworthy vehicles that has denied Kenyans an opportunity to have an organized transport system in our cities and across the country."
"It is only Nairobi that has no organized public transport and allows its workers to suffer left and right over this controllable situation."
"It is through corruption that our students have continued to be soled stolen examinations and answers as well as receiving fake degrees from our higher institutions of learning."
"It is through corruption that our country cannot attract domestic and foreign investments with the obsession of demanding 10% or more on such investments thus scaring people who could have otherwise created employments and supplement to our efforts of developing our country."
Atwoli addressing the president said, "Unless we support our government to stop corruption, we will not take off as a nation economically and development wise." Remember ksh2 billion get lost in the hands of corrupt leaders on daily basis.
Labor day's speech by the general secretary for COTU has left Kenyans filled up of mixed emotions and reactions on how the government curb the corruption vice that is eating up our country.
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