Atwoli says majority leader Aden Duale should be impeached.
Secretary general for Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU), Francis Atwoli, has called for immediate impeachment of National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale.
According to the 70-year-old trade unionist, for prosperity of Kenya Duale must be impeached for misleading the country and also fighting against workers’ rights.
Strong oppositions to strikes.
Speaking to the press on Sartuday, May 23, the COTU boss cited many instances that Duale has been at loggerheads with workers including his strong opposition to strikes by teachers and nurses.
I warned Duale about ten years ago, and I told Kenyans that Duale might be an impediment to the economic development and prosperity of this nation. He has brought a lot of controversial amendments and bills on laws aimed at protecting workers of this country.
Atwoli said the Garissa Township MP had demonstrated how much he hated workers when he tried to bring amendments on the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
Aden moved an amendment.
Following a series of medics strikes in 2018, Aden Duale moved a miscellaneous amendment on the Labour and Employment Act seeking to bar workers from holding strikes.
The amends proposed for increasing the number of professions listed under essential service providers and leaving 10% of workers to continue delivering services during strikes.
The Labour and Employment Act of 2007 lists police officers, nurses and firefighters as essential service providers whose absence from work exposes lives of citizens to the danger of death.
Fumigate and sanitize the national assembly.
The Ministry of Labour had also recommended for the exclusion of representatives of COTU, Federation of Kenyan Employers (FKE) from NHIF and NSSF boards.
The above were some of the justifications that the Luhya kingpin said were enough to dethrone Duale from his leadership position.
Atwoli said he was determined to ensure that the legislators ‘fumigate’ and ‘sanitise’ the National Assembly in bid to make sure people like Duale are not allowed to hold key leadership positions.
He said the majority leader should be impeached alongside majority chief whip Benjamin Washiali “for being supporters of the evil.”
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