Inside Atwoli’s meeting with Tuju, Murathe, Orengo, Junet Mohamed and Peter Kenneth

Inside Atwoli's meeting with Tuju, Murathe, Orengo, Junet Mohamed and Peter Kenneth

Inside Atwoli's meeting with Tuju, Murathe, Orengo, Junet Mohamed and Peter Kenneth

COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli yesterday convened a meeting at his Kajiado home, bringing together Raphael Tuju, Siaya Senator James Orengo, former Nairobi County Aspirant Peter Kenneth, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed and Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe.

Details about the meeting remain scanty with a well-placed source revealing that politics was part of the agenda as the leaders thrashed details of a possible team to face off with DP Ruto in 2022.

In a statement he shared on Sunday, April 18, Atwoli disclosed that he had hosted five leaders at his home in Kajiado on political consultative meeting.

Reports indicate that Jubilee is keen on teaming up with Odinga and other Nasa principals, roping in Gideon Moi to floor DP Ruto.

Hinting at a possible political union, Junet Mohamed wrote: “Met good friends and colleagues earlier today #KenyaMoja“.

Gideon Moi and Muhoho Kenyatta with Raila Odinga
Gideon Moi and Muhoho Kenyatta with Raila Odinga

To this end, the COTU boss has emerged as a strong power broker and a cghampion of a Raila presidency.

His Kajiado home has witnessed an influx of visitors with politicians trooping in to discuss and broker deals.

A meeting between Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli and Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju has left many Kenyans talking.

In a statement he shared on Sunday, April 18, Atwoli disclosed that he had hosted five leaders at his home in Kajiado on political consultative meeting.

Other leaders who attended the event include Siaya Senator James Orengo, former Nairobi County Aspirant Peter Kenneth, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed and Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe.
The meeting, however, split Kenyans regarding a likely political line up in the making – even as the country continues to grapple with the pandemic.

Some argued that the team was headed for better political days ahead, while others criticised the leaders for holding strategy meetings at a time when Kenyans are facing gruelling economic hardship.
“From the combination, I am sure that everything in this country politically is planned, and therefore no confusion come next year,” added another.

A majority of Kenyans, however, criticised the leaders for advancing their political desires at the expense of the normal citizenry.

“I also want to visit you and consult on matters job security among youth during this pandemic…which is your convenient day sir?” asked one Kenyan.

“I can see all the Kenyans that matter have been vaccinated against Covid-19,” added another.

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