Atwoli Booed During BBI Launch

Central Organization of Trade Union(COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli was on Wednesday booed while addressing a gathering that had attended the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI) report at the Bomas of Kenya.

In his address, Atwoli centred his speech in advocating for the creation of Prime Minister’s posts with his two deputies.

COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli.

He also recommended the amendment of the constitution to incorporate two Presidential deputies.

The suggestion seemingly angered a section of attendees who expressed their outright disapproval by booing the COTU boss.

The release of the BBI report in all appearances left an egg on Atwoli’s face after his prediction on the recommendation of the task force went south.

The Trade Unionist had expressed optimism that the BBI taskforce will recommend a parliamentary system of governance which will eventually lead to a referendum.

Atwoli had on several occasions insisted that President Uhuru Kenyatta is too young to retire and said that the referendum will provide a position that will accommodate him.

President Uhuru Kenyatta reading the report.

The COTU boss, an ardent critic of DP Ruto, is also on record saying that the DP will not be on the ballot and that the changes in the constitution were to be the final nail on Ruto’s political coffin.

Contrary to his assertions, the BBI task force maintained the presidential system of governance and recommended the creation of Prime Minister post who will lead the government business in parliament.

The report did not indicate the creation of the deputy governors posts.

No referendum was recommended by the task force.

The report vested the powers on the president with powers to appoint and fire the PM.

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