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Atwoli: Ruto won’t get even 10% of Western Kenya votes

Thursday, May 12th, 2022 16:37 | By
Cotu boss Francis Atwoli. PHOTO/File

Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU-K) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli now says Kenya Kwanza will not get even 10 per cent of the Western Kenya votes in the upcoming polls.

Atwoli, whose comments came hours after it was revealed that Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Moses Wetangula (Ford-K) were tasked by Deputy President William Ruto to deliver 70 per cent of the region's vote for his presidential bid, said that's an exercise infutility.

"More than 80% of Western Kenya voters are in Azimio. It's only in pata potea where you can be asked to come with 70% so as to be given 30%.

"But even if they were asked to bring 10% from Western Kenya, they wouldn't manage. Kenyans must be wary of the tricks within UDA," Atwoli wrote on Twitter.

Atwoli says Ruto is lying on promises

The COTU-K boss said Ruto was cheating Wetangula and Mudavadi and asked the region to rally behind Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

COTU boss Francis Atwoli. PHOTO/Courtesy

"We don't want a chief minister in Western Kenya. We want a government that will deliver to our people, not positions," he added.

Alledged Kenya Kwanza line-up after polls has continued to attract reactions from Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya side of the political divide.

Suna East Member of Parliament (MP) Junet Mohamed has accused Deputy President William Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza Alliance of neglecting mama mbogas and boda boda people in his line-up should he win the presidency on the August 9 general election.

The MP said mama mbogas and boda boda people have been at the centre stage of Ruto's vote hunting mission but are nowhere to be seen in the positions that have been shared by Kenya Kwanza constituent parties.

“Ruto told Kenyans that there will be no sharing of positions in his lineup. Ruto’s party was to operate without positions but everyone walking around offering services.

"Those services were to be offered by kina mama mboga and boda boda people not Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula, Amason Kingi, and Alfred Mutua,” Junet said during a press conference on Thursday.

Junet says Ruto will try to bring back BBI

From left: Kenya Kwanza leaders Musalia Mudavadi, William Ruto and Moses Wetangula at a past rally in Kitale. PHOTO/DPPS

Junet said Ruto will try to bring back Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) to accommodate his allies.

“He is basically trying to re-invent his own BBI and it can’t work,” he said.recommended bySEARCH ADSPrices Of Unsold Cars In Nairobi Province Might Surprise YouLEARN MORE

He added: “I want to repeat this, Musalia, Wetangula, Kingi and Mutua have been coned by Ruto. They have been allocated positions that Ruto said will not exist.

"They have taken positions that were to be occupied by mama mboga and now mama mboga has no space, boda boda riders have no space. Their space has been taken by the four leaders,” Junet said.

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