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Sunday, 26 October 2014

MY DEPUTY A BETRAYER, DECLARES COTU BOSS

Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli has dismissed his erstwhile deputy and MP for Kabete George Muchai as a worst traitor he has ever met in the trade union movement. He also took on the registrar of trade unions Elizabeth Gicheha for turning down the executive board resolve to suspend Muchai.
“Gicheha’s move is a clear confirmation of our initial fears that he has been a spy and a project of outsiders out to divide Cotu,” Atwoli said. Any serious government should embrace the trade union movement for faster economic growth, added the combative trade unionist.
He praised President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government for his good working relationship with trade unions but castigated a few cronies in his government for sabotaging the president’s efforts by condoning corruption and creating confusion in trade unions to make a kill.
 Atwoli was speaking at Tom Mboya Labour College Kisumu during a workshop dubbed “Trade Union Unity and Principles of Freedom of Association in Eastern Africa - Sub regional.