Musalia Mudavadi And COTU Boss Francis Atwoli Hold Talks On The Unity Of Western Kenya

Prime Cabinet Secretary Nominee Musalia Mudavadi and Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli held talks on Tuesday in Nairobi on how they could both unify the Western region.

“This afternoon COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli paid me a visit. We consulted on matters of development and unity in Western Region,” Mudavadi said in a tweet accompanied by a picture of the pair shaking hands. Due to their divergent viewpoints, the pair publicly traded jabs while out campaigning for votes in Western Kenya during the electioneering period. Mr Atwoli was garnering support for Azimio One Kenya Alliance party leader Raila Odinga, he was seen criticizing Mudavadi during campaigns drumming up support for President William Ruto.

The August 9th poll saw a clear indication of just how divided western Kenya was with  President William Ruto garnering more votes in Bungoma county while Azimio leader Raila Odinga garnered more in Kakamega, Vihiga and Busia counties.  However, according to Mudavadi’s most recent statements, he and Atwoli have decided to collaborate for the sake of the people of Western Kenya. “We agreed we have no option as leaders but to consolidate,” stated Mudavadi, whose nomination as Prime CS was approved by the National Assembly’s Committee on Appointments after vetting.

By Lavin Atieno

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