Central Organization of Trade Unions (Cotu) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli has yet again urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to take a little break from politics and return.
Speaking during the Labour Day celebrations at Nyayo Stadium, Atwoli said, “I know he’s only going on leave and he is free to return.”
Atwoli also asked Kenyatta to embrace the Azimio One Kenya Alliance without fear or favour.
He expressed his confidence that the Raila-led alliance will defeat its opponents in the upcoming presidential election.
The trade unionist used the stage to criticize the Salaries and Remunerations Commission stating that the commission has irritated Kenyans by usurping the powers of other important labour market institutions.
“SRC has frustrated workers. We negotiate through CBAs and SRC comes in to say NO. MPs should revisit the issue of SRC usurping powers of organizations,” he said.
The Cotu leader has declared several times that the Head of State is too young to resign.
Uhuru, on the other hand, has replied to the requests by stating that he will step down when his tenure ends.
However, with the ruling Jubilee party electing him as its leader for the next five years, speculation has grown as to what Uhuru would do during his term, given his experience at the top of the country’s administration.