In Summary
  • Mr Atwoli said dialogue should not be mistaken for calls for formation of a coalition government.
  • He accused President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga handlers of being obstacles to any talks.

Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) has called for dialogue between Jubilee and the opposition in an effort to find a solution to the political crisis in the country.

Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli on Thursday urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to reach out to one another for talks to save the country from falling into civil strife.

He said the union was ready to convene the talks and has a list of the imminent persons who can lead the dialogue.


He said leaders such as Yusuf Haji, Amos Wako, Jamleck Kamau, Dr Oburu Odinga, Abraham Kiptanui, Hassan Ole Kamwaro, Zipporah Kittony, former labour minister Philip Masinde, Chris Kirubi, David Musila and Phoebe Asiyo could lead such talks.

“These people must meet immediately and reach to the two factions. If they want our assistance to act as conveners then we are ready so that Kenyans do not suffer at the hands of those who have taken us hostage,” he said.

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