Atwoli explains alleged death threat to DP Ruto

Controversial comments at a funeral

COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli

COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli has come out to dismiss reports that he wished death on Deputy President William Ruto.

Speaking on Wednesday, the vocal trade unionist insisted that he only predicted that the DP will not be on the ballot come 2022.

"While I was in Lamu, I did not say that Ruto will die, no, but I said the referendum is coming

"There will be six slots, mark my words, Kalonzo Musyoka will be among the six but Ruto’s name will not be there," he clarified.

Witchcraft

Dr Ruto had himself raised concerns over Mr Atwoli's comments claiming that they may have been motivated by underhandedness.

"In this country right now, the contest is between two groups; those who believe in God and those who believe in witchcraft.

"When you hear someone saying that he has been told by witch-doctors that a certain person will be on ballot and the other will not…it tells you a lot about where the country is right now," Dr Ruto stated last week.

DP Ruto's allies also cried foul over Atwoli's remarks with Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot suggesting that Atwoli may have been involved in the death of former Kabete MP George Muchai.

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