The differences between Lawyer Ahmednasir and Secretary-General of COTU Francis Atwoli seems to have escalated after the two have been exchanging words on twitter. Ahmednasir and Atwoli have accused each other of being corrupt.
It all stated after Ahmednasir castigated Nairobi county government for naming the erstwhile Mandera road after Atwoli.
The lawyer said that it is total disgrace to name a street in Nairobi after Atwoli.
“Total disgrace to name a street in Nairobi after Atwoli. What are we telling poor workers he abandoned for the sake of my beloved Jubilee? He is a billionaire in a country where labour is enslaved by capital owners. He dines/wines with the rich/powerful & is disdained of poor,” stated Ahmednasir.
Irritated by the words, Atwoli defended himself by stating that his record speaks for itself.
“My record speaks for itself. Unlike you, I am very honest man, I work hard, I never engage in corrupt dealings, I speak my mind and I am not a billionaire (like you). My influence is out of growth of the growth of labour movement in Kenya. Kenyans with jobs are protected,” said Atwoli.
The lawyer later responded by saying that removal of Atwoli from the office and prosecution should be the top priority of any government that comes to power in August 2022.
“The removal from the office and prosecution for unexplained wealth and assets of Mr. Francis Atwoli must be a top priority for any government that that comes to power in August 2022. This is not negotiable,” the lawyer stated.
COTU secretary General later stated that majority of the problems that Kenya is facing is because of lawyers like Ahmednasir who midwife corruption and impunity. In the same statement Atwoli stated how his troubles with the lawyer started.
“Majority of the problems Kenya is facing is because of lawyers like Ahmednasir who midwife corruption and impunity. My troubles with Ahmednasir began when I stopped him from accessing an illegal pay at NBK. I will always defend workers. I can’t do deals with swindlers,” said Atwoli.