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Gumo: Atwoli did not kill Muchai

Former Westlands MP Fred Gumo has defended Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) boss Francis Atwoli against claims that he has a hand in the recent death of Kabete MP George Muchai.

Speaking in Trans Nzoia, Mr. Gumo instead asked the Police to arrest leaders who are perpetuating the allegations led by Labour cabinet secretary Kazangu Kambi.

“It is funny that the cabinet secretary wants to use Mr Muchai’s death to silence Mr Atwoli’s spirited fight for workers’ rights in the country,” Gumo said at the burial of Sebastian Namwamba at Wekhonya village.

The former minister said the accusations were a well hatched plot by a few individuals who are not comfortable with Mr. Atwoli’s trade unionism and want him shut up.

“We are not stupid to buy cheap malicious propaganda. Let the Police carry out their investigation. Why are they not sharing whatever they know with the police?” he questioned.


The former law maker demanded for the arrest and probe of Mr Kambi over his remarks made at the burial of the deceased legislator on Friday.

“The claims he is spreading are very malicious and defamatory. Let Kambi come out and tell the police what he knows about the death of the legislator,” he said.

Gumo also called on leaders of the Luhya community not to remain silent while Mr Atwoli is being attacked in a way meant to injure his character.

“We will not sit back and watch Kambi and a few leaders engineer propaganda and baseless lies against our brother Atwoli with impunity,” he said.

Separately, Cherang’any MP Wesley Korir punched holes in the costly CCTV surveillance system in Nairobi terming it a white elephant for failing to capture the murder incident.

“Why were taxpayers money injected in to this costly CCTV project that is only good for beatification and not surveillance?” he posed at Kachibora.