President William Ruto on Thursday, December 1, hosted Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli at State House, Nairobi.
In the hour-long discussion, Ruto and Atwoli discussed an array of issues touching on politics, labour movement and personal reconciliation.
The vocal trade unionist revealed that, in the meeting, he called on the president to ensure that ordinary workers are uplifted.
"This morning I paid a courtesy call to H.E President William Ruto whereby we held discussions on Kenya's ratification of ILO C190 and outsourcing of labour.
Atwoli also thanked Ruto for his steadfast leadership that has since put in place measures that will seek to eradicate poverty.
The COTU boss noted that he has been seeking an appointment with Ruto in order to discuss a number of important issues that are affecting workers.
"I also sought an appointment with the Head of State to meet and share with all COTU Affiliated General Secretaries," Atwoli confirmed.
Atwoli's meeting came days after he differed with Azimio La Umoja Party Leader Raila Odinga on an assertion that Ruto is becoming a dictator.
While addressing journalists on Saturday, November 26, Atwoli told off Raila over claims that Ruto is leading a rogue regime.
He noted that Kenya is far from being an autocratic state, as such, Raila's remarks were not in good faith.
“We are not a dictatorial state, we are nothing near there yet,” Atwoli strongly disagreed with Raila.
Atwoli, who is Raila's longtime ally, stated that political leaders castigating Ruto should be given latitude to do so but they should refrain from telling lies.
“Those who are saying Ruto is a dictator are leaders at political space, let them talk because that is what they fought for,” he opined.
Atwoli was accompanied by Speaker Moses Wetangula among other leaders from Western Kenya.
In the run up to the August 2022 elections, Atwoli campaigned against Ruto's presidential bid, throwing his weight behind Odinga, a handshake brother of the then Head of State, Uhuru Kenyatta.