Sunday April 14, 2019-Central Organisation of Trade Union (COTU) Secretary General, Francis Atwoli, has said the name of Deputy President William Ruto will not appear anywhere in 2022 presidential ballot.
Speaking in Lamu during a fundraiser for women's Sacco on Saturday, Atwoli said 2022 General Election would have a slot for the president, deputy president, a prime minister and his deputy.
The COTU boss was however categorical the current DP's name would not appear in any of the ballot papers, claiming his words were not tongue in cheek utterances but a signal from the creator of heaven and earth.
"I want you to write this down, in 2022 we will got into an election to elect the president and it will be a very peaceful election because we shall have changed the Constitution, we shall elect the president, deputy president, prime minister and deputy prime minister,"Atwoli said.
"For all those you will elect, I want to tell you that the name of William Samoei Ruto will not be there, you can take that to the bank for free, those are not my words but words from the creator of heaven and earth," Atwoli added.
At the same function, Atwoli told off the DP over his recent claims that Opposition leader Raila Odinga approached him four times before the handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
According to Atwoli, Ruto was very young to be approached by the opposition supremo.
The Kenyan DAILY POST