Cotu boss Francis Atwoli says the boardroom wars that nearly saw him expelled from the National Social Security Fund were because of his efforts to seal corruption loopholes.
Mr Atwoli, Secretary-General of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (Cotu), claimed on Tuesday night that influential politicians mooted a plan to have him removed from the NSSF board because of his tough stance against corruption.
Mr Atwoli said the acting managing director and the rest of team managed to raise NSSF’s funds portfolio to Sh260billion, with about Sh190 billion being held by fund managers.
“If I were not there, there could be no NSSF today. They did not want to gazette Jacqueline Mugo and I because they were timing the elections. [They wanted to] all the money,” he said NTV’s Sidebar show hosted by Ken Mijungu at Sarova Whitesands in Mombasa.
“I have had a problem … and not once. Mugo and I put our foot down and said no money should be stolen from NSSF. We have always been de-gazzetted by the authorities but we have [resolved not to] tired because of that.”