Atwoli says he will name presidential candidate to be backed by Luhyas on December 31

Atwoli says he will name presidential candidate to be backed by Luhyas on December 31

File image of COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli during a past briefing. PHOTO | COURTESY

  • Luhya community leaders and elders, Atwoli says, will on December 31, 2021 convene at Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega.
  • He said he will thereafter make their decision public.
  • He similarly urged Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula to mark the date if he intends to vie for the presidency.

Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has pledged to name the presidential candidate the Luhya community will back at next year’s polls.

Luhya community leaders and elders, Atwoli says, will on December 31, 2021 convene at Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega to chart a political way forward; after which he will make their decision public.

“I have already said that on 31st, the Luhya community will emerge at Bukhungu stadium to determine and to listen to Luhya leaders and plan a sense of direction as to who should lead us among the people who have declared their candidacy,” Atwoli said in a TV interview.

He similarly urged Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula to mark the date if he intends to vie for the presidency next year, citing that Luhya leaders in the diaspora will also make the trip.

“And if Moses Wetangula is a presidential candidate let him come to Bukhungu also and tell people who is he collaborating with and how strong and effective and rooted he is,” the COTU boss said.