Atwoli Has Gone Mad, Kenyans Say After BBI Launch Speech

Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli Wednesday found himself on the receiving end of Kenyans on Twitter’s wrath, after making outrageous demands on the Building Bridges Initiatives action points, while delivering his speech at the report launch.

Speaking at Bomas of Kenya in the event graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, and ODM leader Raila Odinga, among other politicians and dignitaries, Atwoli stated that he was not fully contented with the political propositions of the document.

Pale kwa governance bado tutafanya ukarabati…Ni lazima President akuwe na two deputies (We must still make governance changes…The president must have two deputies)” Atwoli told the baffled crowd.

To add salt to the injury, Atwoli addressed the sensitive Prime Minister matter, demanding that the individual appointed by the President must also have two assistants.

Ignoring laughter from the crowd, Atwoli defended his demands by saying that it is the only solution to post-election violence in the country, as it creates positions for poll losers.

Just like the audience who at one point booed Atwoli during his speech, Kenyans on social media reacted with surprise at his outrageous demands, at a time when the country is trying to cut down on the hefty civil servant wage bill.

According to a majority of citizens, Atwoli’s utterances indicate a lack of objectivity on his current mandate as a unionist.

Others felt that the lobby leader acted childishly by using the wrong platform to raise controversy.

Interestingly, Atwoli’s sentiments appeared to resonate with a small fraction of Netizens.

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