No beef? Ruto alijikaanga mwenyewe asema Atwoli

Katibu mkuu wa muungano wa wafanyikazi nchini COTU Francis Atwoli amesema hana tofauti za kibinafsi na naibu wa rais William Ruto .

Atwoli,  ambaye ni mkosoaji mkubwa wa Ruto amesema wawili hao wanatofautiana tu  kisera na  falsafa za kisiasa .

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Who’s Next? Jeshi la Ruto Bungeni lapatwa na hofu baada ya washirika wake senate kufurushwa

‘Sina kinyongo na Dp Ruto ,ni mkenya .Na leo anaweza kunialika kwake tule pamoja name pia nifanye hivyo ‘ amesema Atwoli

Kiongozi huyo wa COTU   amejitokeza kama miongoni mwa wanaopinga vikali azma ya Ruto kumrithiri rais Uhuru Kenyatta baada ya uchaguzi mkuu wa 2022.Ameongeza kwamba Ruto ndiye anayefaa kujilaumu kwa hatua ya washirika wake kupokonywa nyadhifa  za uongozi katika senate .

Wale ambao tayari wamefurushwa kutoka nyadhifa hizo ni pamoja na   seneta wa Elgeyo-Marakwet Kipchumba Murkomen  seneta wa  Tharaka Nithi  Kithure Kindiki  na seneta wa nakuru   Susan Kihika . shoka hilo la kuwaondoa washirika wa Ruto kutoka nafasi za uongozi sasa linaelekezwa bungeni .

Aluta Continua: Uhuru sasa kuwafurusha washirika wa Ruto Katika kamati za senate

Kulingana na Atwoli ,Ruto hajaliwa muaminifu kwa rais Kenyatta na ameendeleza kampeini za kuchukua usukani kabla hata muda wa Kenyatta afisini haujatamatika.

Amesema kuondolewa kwa viongozi wanaomuunga mkono Ruto kutoka nafasi zao hakufai kuchukuliwa kama hila dhidi ya viongozi fulani  au jamii zao .

 

 

COTU wants Machakos Governor to stop using the color purple to popularize his party

A day after Machakos Governor Alfred M utua launched his Mandeleo Chap Chap Party, Cotu now wants the party to stop using the Colour Purple saying that is the unions official logo.

In a demand letter addressed to  Mutua and the Registrar of political Parties ,Cotu through its lawyer Samuel Aduda says the whole event was a sea of purple a colour which is synonymous with Cotu.

Cotu has given Mutua 7 days to stop using the colour purple saying that the Governor  is using it to popularize and promote the Party.

 

 

COTU yataka wanachama wake kuongezwa mishahara

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Muungano wa vyama vya wafanyikazi COTU umewataka wanachama wa  vyama vyake tanzu kuitisha nyongeza ya mishahara na marupurupu kutoka kwa waajiri, ili kuwawezesha kumudu hali ngumu ya uchumi.

Katibu mkuu wa COTU Francis Atwoli amesema malipo ya sasa hayawezi kustahimili ongezeko la bei za bidhaa na gharama za huduma kama vile usafiri na kodi za nyumba.

 

Teachers aiding exam cheating will be dismissed – TSC

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Teachers found guilty of aiding cheating in exams will be dismissed, according to teachers service commission. So far 79 students, 14 teachers and two police officers have been charged in court over exam leakage.

In related news, COTU has threatened to move to court if the government doesn’t remit teachers’ unions dues immediately. Secretary General Francis Atwoli says the decision by TSC to withhold the dues is unconstitutional and a tactic to weaken their operations.

Atwoli loses defamation case against Kambi

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COTU’s Francis Atwoli has lost a claim of 500 million shillings against suspended CS Kazungu Kambi in a defamation case he filed against him which linked him with the death of former Kabete MP George Muchai.

Justice Alfred Mabeya said Atwoli failed to establish the defamatory statement uttered by Kambi.

Mabeya declined to issue an injunction against Kambi saying that the court was not convinced that there was a proper claim By Atwoli.

COTU wants minimum wage increased by 20% this year

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Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) wants the government to increase the minimum wage for workers by at least 20% this year. Secretary General Francis Atwoli says workers’ salaries should be increased to enable them cope with the high cost of living.

The union has also called on the government to reduce workers’ contributions to NHIF so as to make healthcare affordable. Atwoli says the fund should have calculated insurance premiums from workers’ gross and not basic pay.

COTU contests firing of ten KQ pilots

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COTU has contested the decision made by Kenya Airways management to terminate ten senior captains under the guise of early retirement. The union says the airline failed to follow the laid down procedures in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

However, a statement from KQ said the 10 pilots were set to retire in the near future and the notice letters were issued as part of the reduction in the B777-200 fleet.

 

Atwoli aide calls for boost to Cotu head’s security

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A personal assistant to Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli has said the lives of Atwoli and other officials are in danger after they were implicated in the death of former deputy SG George Muchai.

In a report carried in standardmeida.co.ke Moses Nandalwe, an aide to Atwoli, said utterances by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Thika Town counterpart Alice Ng’ang’a claiming Atwoli’s involvement in Muchai’s death, have endangered the SG’s life.

“Even as the government conducts probe on Muchai’s murder, we want the security of Cotu boss Francis Atwoli to be beefed up. We also want politicians to stop making reckless remarks that may put the lives of other people in danger,” Nandalwe said at a funeral.

Nandalwe was speaking after attending a funeral in Sirisia constituency on Saturday.

The aide said the speculative statements by the leaders are a diversionary tactic and challenged those with evidence to present it to the police for investigation.

Coutu echoed Nandwale’s sentiments and expressed full support for Atwoli.

The union said in a statement attributed to acting secretary general Benson Okwaro, that powerful individuals with a score to settle are pressuring police to prosecute Atwoli.

Okwaro said police investigating the killing of Muchai and his three aides on February 7 have raised concern over undue influence.

“This is a scheme by some powerful forces out to settle their differences with the Cotu leadership. Even the police have raised concern over the undue influence not to execute their investigations professionally,” Okwaro said.

Okwaro making a veiled reference to those implicating Atwoli in Muchai’s murder said police should be allowed to investigate and anyone with evidence to forward it to police.

-The-star.co.ke

Cotu official explains why they skipped George Muchai’s burial

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Cotu officials skipped Kabete MP George Muchai’s burial because of threats, national executive board member Boniface Kavuvi has said.

Kavuvi said they were informed that mourners would be incited against them during the burial in Kamulu on Friday.

“We were well aware of the plan. What would have happened to us after Labour CS Kazungu Kambi and MP Alice Nganga openly insinuated that we were behind the circumstances that led to the death of our brother Muchai?” he posed.

Kavuvi said Cotu will sue Kambi and the MPs who made remarks that implicated them.

“The police should arrest the MPs and let them record statements if they know much about the legislator’s demise,” he said.

Noting that Muchai’s murder is still under investigation, Kavuvi said the allegations against the union are ‘unprincipled.’

“These politicians should help the police with their investigations instead of blaming the union,” he said.

Muchai had taken the union to court over alleged embezzlement of funds by top officials whom he claimed have several secret accounts.

“Let the police complete their investigations because this yapping by politicians is not helping much,” Kavuvi told the star in Machakos on Friday.

Muchai and his three aides were shot in their car on Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi on Saturday.

One suspect was charged over the killing and four others arrested on Friday.

The suspect was remanded for 14 days to allow a further probe.

-The-star.co.ke

MUCHAI MURDER: Witness Tells How Killers Spared His Life

Slain Kabete MP George Muchai. | image source: niaje.com

A street urchin who witnessed the fatal shooting of Kabete MP George Muchai and three aides, said the assailants considered killing him, but chose to let him live.

Patrick Juma recounted how after a lone shooter killed Muchai, his driver and two bodyguards, he collected their pistols and a suitcase with the help of another masked man.

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Patrick Juma, an eye witness who was sleeping close to the scene of the killing of Kabete MP George Muchai. | image source: the-star.co.ke

“I was woken up by a huge bang of a metal bar hit adjacent to where I was sleeping, I then noticed the driver of the car I could identify as Probox with sealed plates enquiring availability of a certain newspaper,” said Patrick Juma.

Juma said that after the attackers collected the gun and suitcase and were returning to the car, the driver of the vehicle spotted him and ordered the shooter to finish him off “to leave no eyewitnesses.”

“It was at this point that the Probox driver’s eyes met mine and he told the shooter to kill me in order to leave no eye witnesses,” Juma said.

According to Juma the shooter upon reaching him however decided to let him live.

“Huyu ni sufferer wa barabara, wachana na yeye” (This is a poor man, leave him alone) Juma reported his would be killer saying. The shooter got back into the vehicle and the gang drove off.

Juma then says after the assailants left he raised alarm, drawing the attention of guards who had initially hidden on hearing the gunshots.

The late MP is said to have been coming from Westlands and had been tailed by the attackers before they struck leaving him and all his aides dead.

President Uhuru Kenyatta led other top officials of government as well as from the opposition in condemning the attach and directed police to act quickly to apprehend Muchai’s killers.

“Investigations are already under-way and I expect the Police to mobilise all resources to ensure the criminals who murdered Hon. Muchai, his two bodyguards and driver are speedily apprehended and made to pay for their heinous act according to the law,” Uhuru said.
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