• Atwoli was  big supporter of Azimio la Umoja's Raila Odinga and he was quoted severally saying Ruto will never be the President of Kenya. 

• The COTU boss went on to appeal to all workers across the country to remain calm and peaceful.

Francis Atwoli has congratulated William Ruto.
William Ruto and Francis Atwoli. Francis Atwoli has congratulated William Ruto.
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The Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has joined the bandwagon congratulating William Ruto after the Supreme Court upheld his win.

In a statement released via his social media pages, Atwoli disclosed that COTU agreed to congratulate the President-elect immediately after the Supreme Court ruling.

“During COTU (K) Executive Board meeting on 17th August, we resolved THAT immediately after the Supreme Court judgment, we must thank and congratulate the victor. Consequently, we congratulate President William Ruto," Atwoli said in part.

The COTU boss went on to appeal to all workers across the country to remain calm and peaceful.

“We appeal to workers and Kenyans, in general, to remain peaceful,” Atwoli said.

The trade Union boss was a staunch supporter of Azimio la Umoja Raila Odinga and he was quoted severally saying Ruto will never be the President of Kenya. 

On Monday, September 5, 2022, the Supreme Court unanimously confirmed William Ruto as President-elect.

“We declare the election of the 1st Respondent as president-elect to be valid under Article 143 of the constitution," Martha Koome said. 

Ruto received 50% plus one of the total votes cast, according to Chief Justice Martha Koome, who read the verdict on Monday.

"It is not mathematical sound and that the rounding off of IEBC was correct. The petitioners did not offer a water tight case," Koome said.

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