Atwoli links Ruto to BBI opposers

PHOTO:LTN/Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli

Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has linked Deputy President William Ruto to those against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill.

Atwoli alleged that Ruto is behind a number of personalities who have come out to denounce their support to the document which will be subjected to a referendum if the signatures are approved.

He accused some civil society groups for opposing the document to be able to attract funding from the European countries.

Atwoli noted that the stand taken by a group under the Linda Katiba Movement was out to waste time and frustrate the process.

The group has termed plans to amend the Constitution through BBI unconstitutional and flawed.

The group comprises former chief justice Willy Mutunga and Narc Kenya part leader Martha Karua amongst other notable figures.

Speaking in Kisumu at Tom Mboya Labour College, Atwoli says the group is being fronted by Ruto whom he said is silently opposing BBI.

He questioned why the group is making outrageous demands, which they failed to raise during the 2010 Constitution.

Atwoli says the benefits in BBI outweigh what are being contested by various groups.

He noted that as workers, they missed out in restructuring of Salaries and Remuneration Commission in BBI noting that in any negotiation there is give and take.

By LTN Reporter