The Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli is under siege after reports emerge that he exercised some 8 acres of land that belongs to Tom Mboya Labour College and registered in his name. The college is named after Kenya’s independence hero and trade unionist Tom Mboya.
It is located in the plum Milimani area in Kisumu city next to the famous Hippo point of Lake Victoria and in Homa Bay County. Mr Atwoli is also said to be under the radar of the new administration following reports of land grabbing of parcels that are owned by COTU in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and other parts of the country.
Mr Atwoli and his wife Mary Kilobi were on holiday in London last week after a fiercely contested election won by his nemesis President William Ruto, he supported Azimio’s, Raila Odinga.
The institution was a constituent College of Maseno University until a few months ago when it was awarded a charter by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta. In Homa Bay County, the university lies on a 55-acre piece of land number Kanyada/Kanyango/ Kalanya/4469 and reference numbers 209163/X1X. It is one of the public universities in the region; the others are Maseno in Kisumu County and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology in Ukwala, Siaya County.