COTU Boss Francis Atwoli turned the African Trade Meeting, bringing together African leaders from different parts of the continent into an altar of heaping praises on Raila Odinga. Atwoli, who spoke in the presence of the AU Envoy described Raila as Kenya’s political behemoth, a master of his own game who is mysterious in his own right, from every political move he makes. He says, no Kenyan politician alive can match Raila’s political maneuvers reason the ODM leader has always been crowned an enigma.
“To me Raila Odinga is a terrible organiser I have ever met in my life…You will be with Raila until 2am and leave one another to go and rest but the next day you open TV and see him miles away from where you met addressing Kenyans, being made an elder of that community and yet you are still tired,” he said.
“That is why to me, you are a wonderful organizer and no politician fits the bill of such a title.”
Atwoli who showered Raila with praises for over 15 minutes, said the party leader befits all his nicknames which include; Agwambo, the enigma in Kenyan politics among others.
“I look at Raila’s life and for us who labour for workers and come from pressure groups, we have always admired you,” he said.
On his part, while addressing the delagates, Raila called on African countries to put emphasis on a continental unity that promotes free trade between countries; to ensure economic prosperity and allow the continent to realise its full potential.