COTU Boss Francis Atwoli Calls for Lifestyle Audit of EACC, DCI Officials

  • COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has called for an extensive lifestyle audit of officials dealing with graft claiming that they are the greatest impediment to the war. 

    Atwoli added that most Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officials and DCI investigators have used investigations to enrich themselves. 

    "All these people should be investigated; nobody should be left out. Those found to have benefited from the proceeds of graft should surrender assets to the government," he announced.

    [caption caption="COTU Boss Francis Atwoli during a past workers' union forum"][/caption]

    The workers' union boss stated that the audit should be extended to all government parastatals and agencies.

    Atwoli also condemned politicians opposing the audits affirming that they were not ready to rescue the country from economic crimes.

    Additionally, he thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for standing firm in the war on corruption, asserting that it is the only way to save Kenya.

    "Let people not hide under tribal cocoons. The fight against corruption should not be perceived as fighting a particular tribe or person," he mentioned.

    However, he told Deputy President William Ruto to cease initiating his campaigns as they will derail the country's development.

    "The President is sleeping while his deputy is setting a political mood. This is dangerous. It is wrong for Ruto to campaign while Uhuru is still on the throne," Atwoli noted.

    He also alleged that the two Jubilee Party leaders lack advisers hence the country is heading in the wrong direction and is getting crippled by corruption.

    [caption caption="President Uhuru Kenyatta has a word with his deputy William Ruto at Jomo KIA shortly before his trip to Québec, Canada for the G7 Summit"][/caption]