Atwoli Speaks Out on Being Admitted to Hospital

  • Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli.
    Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli on October 13, 2019
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  • Central Trade Organisation Union Secretary-General Francis Atwoli has refuted reports that he was admitted at a city hospital after contracting Coronavirus (Covid-19).

    On Tuesday, June 30, Atwoli urged Kenyans to exercise caution and desist spreading fake news at a time the country was battling against the pandemic.

    "Let’s avoid sharing fake news. Considering I am a person of interest, I will make it public if I were to get hospitalized. It’s God, the one God I pray to, who takes care of me," Atwoli tweeted.

    COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli with Citizen TV's Jeff Koinange on JK Live in September 2019
    COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli with Citizen TV's Jeff Koinange on JK Live in September 2019
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    COTU also reiterated Atwoli's stance while giving an update on the Secretary-General's health.

    "Avoid the fake news making rounds that our Secretary General Bro Francis Atwoli has been hospitalized. 

    "The SG is in good health and has been busy attending meetings and online engagements aimed at cushioning workers from the economic shock of COVID," COTU added.

    A local daily had reported that Atwoli was rushed to hospital on Tuesday, June 30 after falling ill. 

    The report added that Atwoli had contracted the virus which has seen Kenya record 6,366 positive cases with 148 fatalities.

    With President Uhuru Kenyatta poised to receive the Building Bridges Initiative report, Atwoli is set to be one of the key leaders to push for its recommendation and rally MPs and Senators to adopt the report.

    The COTU boss has been vocal about the need to support the report and the expansion of the executive to accommodate more leaders after an election. 

    Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli speaking to the media after meeting Western leaders at his home in Kajiado on May 29, 2020
    Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli speaking to the media after meeting Western leaders at his home in Kajiado on May 29, 2020
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