COTUK Secretary General Francis Atwoli Ebs Mbs and the entire board have condemned the brutal killing of former Deputy Secretary General & Kabete MP George Muchai, his driver and two bodyguards.
In a press conference today morning at COTUK headquarters, Atwoli asked the current inspector general to expedite investigations and arrest those who killed the four.
Atwoli also accused the police and former commissioner of police Matthew Iteere for laxity in a similar incident where Muchai was shot in 2012 near his home in Kamulu.That up to date no one has been brought to book over that earlier attempt.
However Atwoli has expressed faith in the Government of Kenya citing that it has sharp experts who can perform thorough investigations and shame the killers. COTUK has also extended condolences to his colleagues at the August house, family and relatives.
“Although we had minor differences, which are normal in trade unions all over the world, our differences were purely ideological and based on issues at hand and completely devoid of witch hunt or malice. He remained a great friend and a colleague,” said Atwoli.
He added that he has known the MP in person for many years and that the union supported him during his campaign for the Kabete parliamentary seat in the last polls.
“We grew up together in Nairobi and I have known him personally for more than 50 years. We have worked closely in the labour movement for over two decades, until recently when the COTU executive board decided to suspend him,” revealed Atwoli
“It is so sad that Muchai can lose his life at a prime age when the people of Kabete and Kenyan workers need his services. We condole with his family and constituents and we shall support them during this difficult periodâ€, he said.