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Wajackoyah Wants Ruto to Go after Atwoli over Insults During Campaigns

COTU boss Francis Atwoli and Roots Party leader George Wajackoyah PHOTO/COURTESY

Roots Party party leader George Wajackoyah has asked President-elect William Ruto not to revenge to politicians who insulted him during the campaign period.

Speaking on Monday, September 12, Wajackoyah asked the incoming president to forgive them.

However, he noted that he had no issue if Ruto goes after COTU secretary-general, Francis Atwoli.

Atwoli who was rooting for Azimio la Umoja One Kenya flag bearer Raila Odinga is among politicians who campaigned against Ruto.

“Ruto should forgive those who were insulting him, but there are some who he should go after, like Atwoli,” Wajackoyah said.

One of the COTU boss’ popular mockery of Ruto was that he would take his life after losing the presidential election to Azimio la Umoja flag bearer, Raila Odinga.

However, in an interview moments after Ruto’s win was upheld, Atwoli argued that the statement was just a political statement.

“What I said about Ruto was in the context of competition, and was within my constitutional rights. This is the freedom our people died for,” Atwoli said.


COTU secretary-general Francis Atwoli PHOTO/COURTESY

Atwoli also defended himself against remarks that he made indicating that Ruto will never be president, urging Kenyans to give him support that he needs to run the country.

“William Ruto is an articulate politician. I had foreseen him becoming the President of Kenya; I did not say he couldn’t be a president

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“I am urging all Kenyans to rally behind him, give him an opportunity to form his government and support him,” said the COTU boss.

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