During the just concluded Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park, Kenyan workers had a lot of expectations.
Among the expectations, they knew they were going to get a 15% wage rise that Central Organisation Trade Union Secretary General Francis Atwoli had promised them. But did it happen?
Instead, the event turned into politics where by Tanga tanga and Kieleweke talks took a centre stage.
Atwoli who is to defend the workers and tax payers in now in support of the MPs demand for pay rise in what he argues as the increased rate of handouts demand by Kenyans.
Speaking exclusively to KTN on Monday, Atwoli said MPs are being ‘pestered’ by Kenyans who are always asking for handouts.
“Kenyans might think that I am crazy, but I am supporting MPs to demand more from you taxpayers due to your behaviour,” Atwoli said.
Atwoli has said that Kenyans have developed a worrying habit of chasing after their MPs for money and pushing them to the corner.
This, he said, has forced MPs to steal and engage in illegal businesses in order to please them.
“Those are some of the things that push people to steal from public coffers in order to become presidents,” Atwoli said.
He called upon Kenyans to fighting corruption by letting the legislatures do their work rather than following them around.
The Cotu boss said MPs have been working with the organisation to ensure that workers’ rights are protected.
Last year, MPs defended their demand for hefty perks and accused the media of misleading the public, President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, on the righteousness of their resolve.
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