Francis Atwoli asks luhya leaders to take stand ahead of 2022 General Election
Tuko Team|Aug. 09, 2019
- He cautioned the lack of political proactivity among Luhya leaders is not good for the community
- Atwoli promised to gather leaders from the Luhya community in Bukhungu stadium to give direction ahead of 2022 General Election
- The COTU boss installed Musalia Mudavadi as Luhya leader at a ceremony in Bukhungu stadium ahead of 2017 General Election
COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has asked Luhya leaders to be proactive and take a political position ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Speaking in Bungoma county at a fundraiser in aid of a primary school in Bumula constituency, Atwoli cautioned the lack of political proactivity among Luhya leaders is not good for the community.
“Join others because after the Building Bridges Initiative-led referendum, no one will take the leadership of this country alone from 2022,” he said at the fundraiser on Friday, August 9.
He asked political leaders from the community to start creating networks with other communities as early as now so they can be part of the party which will take the presidency in the next election.
Atwoli promised to gather leaders from the Luhya community in Bukhungu stadium, Kakamega county to give the community direction ahead of 2022 General Election.
At the fundraiser, the outspoken labour leader gave out NSSF’s corporate cheque of KSh 2 million and a personal contribution of KSh 1 million.
Area MP Mwambu Mabonga contributed KSh 100,000 with Bungoma county Deputy Ngome Kibanani contributing an equal amount.
Francis Atwoli has a history of advocating for Luhya unity and never shies away from castigating leaders from the community who appear to chart a different course.
In the run up to the 2017 General Election, the COTU boss installed Musalia Mudavadi as the Luhya leader at a ceremony in Bukhungu stadium.
He is also on record for taking a swipe at former Kakamega county senator Boni Khalwale for lacking a political stand especially due to his association with Deputy President Wiliam Ruto.
The firebrand trade unionist who was speaking in Lamu on Saturday, April 13, during a fundraiser, hit out at Khalwale saying he would die a beggar.
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