Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has congratulated President-elect William Ruto after the Supreme Court ruling upheld his win as the fifth president of Kenya.
Speaking in an interview with NTV shortly after the ruling, Atwoli said he has accepted the outcome and urged Kenyans to remain peaceful.
“He is a president and I am urging all Kenyans of good will to rally behind him, give him an opportunity to form his government, support him. Let’s give him time to see if he can re-organize our economy,” said Atwoli.
As I have said always, William Samoei Ruto is an articulate politician. But I had envisioned that he can’t become the fifth President of Kenya, I did not say he can’t be a presidentCOTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli
Atwoli who said that Ruto will not be the president during the campaigns now says he did not mean Ruto would never be a head of state but was just not fit to be the fifth President.
“As I have said always, William Ruto is an articulate politician. But I had envisioned that he can’t become the fifth President of Kenya, I did not say he can’t be a president,” he said.
Atwoli also urged workers to maintain peace.