Editor's Review

Francis Atwoli has been re-elected for the fifth term as COTU secretary-general.

Francis Atwoli has been re-elected as Secretary-General for the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) for the fifth term.

Atwoli was re-elected unopposed in an exercise that was held by delegates at Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu.

Atwoli assured Kenyans of his devotion to serving workers in the country.

COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli. |Photo| Courtesy|

"I promise to service you with all my might and strength and not betray the trust you have bestowed in me," Atwoli stated.

Atwoli has served at the capacity of sec-gen in COTU since he was first elected in 2001.

Kenya National Union of Nurses secretary general Seth Panyako had earlier expressed interest at the top workers seat.

He and several other unions had accused Atwoli of using unorthodox means to get opponents to back down, handing him a smooth sail to re-election.

The other unions include; Kenya National Union of Domestic Workers, Kenya Concrete Ceramic Tiles Interior Design Workers Union, Public Transport Workers Union, Rift Valley Workers Union, and Kenya Union of Secondary Non-Teaching Staff.

Panyako wanted COTU elections to be suspended and the same held after Friday, May 26 when the term of the current officeholder ends.