As political pundits and commentators continue to mull over and analyse the impact of yesterday’s seminal meeting between president William Ruto and Luhya leaders in State House, a dramatic showdown concerning the meeting took center-stage, bringing out the clashing perspectives on the whole issue.
This all went down on Central Organisation of Trade Unions Secretary General Francis Atwoli’s Twitter handle where he posted about his meeting with the president. His tweet read,
Francis Atwoli NOM (DZA), CBS, EBS, MBS.
This morning I paid a courtesy call to H.E President William Ruto whereby we held discussions on Kenya’s ratification of ILO C190 and outsourcing of labour. I also sought an appointment with the Head of State to meet and share with all
A certain Nathan Robe weighed in, dismissing Atwoli’s claims that the meeting had to with issues of the International Labour Organisation, arguing that all Luhyas wouldn’t have been to State House for an ILO meeting. His tweet read,
Replying to @AtwoliDza and @COTU_K
yea right. all Luhyas were here to discuss ILO and COTU. you still think kenyans are shenzi sana?
However, Rinoma was on cue to reply that the photo had only 12 people and that couldn’t constitute the entire Luhya nation as they all are more than Jesus’ disciples. He then hinted at Atwoli being Judas. His tweet read,
Replying to @nathanrobe
@AtwoliDza and @COTU_K
Kumbe waluhya ni 12 kama disciples atwoli akiwa Judas.
COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli yesterday met President William Ruto a few days after giving signals of working with the Kenya Kwanza government.
Atwoli was in Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja camp in the run-up to the August 9 general election.
He campaigned fiercely against Ruto’s presidency, at one point going on record stating that Ruto will never succeed former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Others who accompanied him are Prime cabinet secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale, former Kakamega gubernatorial candidate Cleophas Malala and Rashid Echesa, among others.
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