Central Organization of Trade Unions Secretary-General, Francis Atwoli, has called out Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi over his indecisiveness and political laziness.
Speaking at a function on Saturday, January 15, Atwoli revealed that Mudavadi is politically weak since he can’t make up his mind on what he wants for himself or for the people that he represents.
The trade unionist explained that he felt betrayed by Mudavadi because he has not even held a single rally since he (Atwoli) gave him the chance to serve Luhyas as their spokesperson.
Further, Atwoli claimed that the ANC leader wanted to be spoon-fed, adding that instead of going out and seeking alliances with other politicians, he is waiting for people to look for him.
KANU Chairman Gideon Moi (from Left), ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi and Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka at a One Kenya Alliance meeting on June 30, 2021.
He warned the people of Western Kenya from following a leader like Musalia who can’t take a stand on whether to run for the presidency or support another candidate.
“I want to ask you not to follow him because you will get lost. On December 31, I convened a meeting at Bukhungu Stadium, he didn’t come to talk to people.
“Uhuru invited him (Mudavadi) to State House to have lunch with MPs but he did not show up. Kalonzo, Wetangula and Gideon Moi invited him to Naivasha to talk about OKA matters, he stayed at home. Is he waiting for them to bring leadership to his house?” Atwoli posed.
The COTU boss stated that it was wrong for Mudavadi to part ways with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga, especially now when he is almost crossing the finish line.
He added that on December 31, 2021, the people of Western Kenya made a resolution to back Raila’s bid to become the next president of Kenya.
“We are supporting Azimio La Umoja. That is the way forward and we are not retracting. We don’t want to beg anybody since as a community we will be there to protect the interest of this community and to make sure that we are part and parcel of the government as it is being formed,” he remarked.
Below is the video.