The Central Organisation Trade Union of Kenya (COTU) has dismissed a post on Social Media that went Viral claiming that the organisation’s Secretary General Francis Atwoli had linked President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and AU Envoy Raila Odinga in the ongoing Fake Gold Scam.
While taking to Social Media COTU responded to the post claiming it was fake and Mr Atwoli did not post it.
COTU (K) attention has been drawn to a fake account of Dr Francis Atwoli
We wish to clarify that COTU (K) Secretary General has not issued any statement on the Fake Gold Scam as the matter is still under investigation.
Any statement issued in the name of COTU (K) and in the Name of Dr Francis Atwoli is fake news and the perpetrators of such will be severely punished.”
According to the fake Post, Atwoli was pleading with Uhuru, Ruto and Raila where he asked them to stop using Handshake in destroying the relationship Kenya had with Dubai.
He further gave an analogy where Nigerians were banned from attaining work visas, Qataris are seldom forbidden from stepping into the country. Bangladeshis are denied work permits, Indians are only allowed on temporary visas and the trend could be extended to Kenya if this matter is not handled carefully.
In addition to the fake post, “The UAE state treats Kenyan workers better than even how the Uhuru government treats their own people. The UAE doesn’t steal as much as this handshake government is doing because the penalty for corruption is sudden death. If push comes to shove we will bare the worst in this diplomatic row unless otherwise the real culprits, the DP (determined person/s) is/are investigated. ”
The post attracted several reactions from online users who believed it was real. Here are some reactions
Nimrod K Biwott Atwoli was Making a reasonable Statement to that point he Mentioned DP Ruto..
Marclus Ndwiga DP tena??Atwoli u are obsessed with Ruto for real.We all heard Wetangula mention the president, Raila and Matiang’i but nowhere did the Dp’s name feature.
Sally Davis I hope this Sheikh was created by the same God who created us,,,,the way anaogopwa !!! It’s kind of he Can Shake Heaven And Earth,,,,