Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) secretary general Francis Atwoli has hit at the Kikuyu community of today calling them “washenzi” which loosely translates to uncivilized people.
Atwoli has said that there should be no two centres of power in the same government blaming the Kikuyu community (where the president comes from) of failing to tame deputy president William Ruto.
He added that the Kikuyu community should not allow president Uhuru Kenyatta to be intimidated by his deputy William Ruto and his (Ruto) allies.
He gave an example of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga, who said “Kibaki Tosha” in 2002 presidential election, and when time came for cabinet to be organized, he was instructed to take what the Kikuyu had planned, or to leave without anything.
Atwoli added that in the meeting which was held in Sagana Lodge, Odinga had nothing to do but to accept what was put on the table for him.
In the recent past, there has emerged two groups in the ruling Jubilee party. Those who are allied to the president (Kitaeleweka) and those who are allied to the deputy president (Tangatanga).
Atwoli said that should not be tolerated.
He was speaking during the COTU prayer day at St. Stephens ACK Church along Jogoo Road,Nairobi.
Other leaders who attended the event include Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, former Gatanga Constituency MP Peter Kenneth, Makadara MP George Aladwa, Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu, nominated MP Wilson Sossion, Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny among other leaders.