COTU-K SG meeting with Kudheiha workers union and young trade unionist in Kisumu.

COTU-K Secretary-General Dr. Francis Atwoli, today, addressed Kudheiha Workers Union shop-stewards at Tom Mboya Labour College in Kisumu on issues touching on representation and workers’ rights. The leadership of Kudheiha Workers Union, through their General Secretary Albert Njeru, lauded the COTU-K Secretary-General for his firm leadership and his dedication towards the modernization of Tom Mboya […]

COTU-K supports TAWU initiative on decent work and social protection in the transport sector.

COTU-K supports the resolve by the Transport & Allied Workers Union to improve social protection and enhance decent work for transport workers in informal public transport (matatu, bodaboda, and digital cabs). Yesterday TAWU together with COTU-K, NHIF, Safaricom & NSSF did an awareness campaign a new product called HabaHaba. HabaHaba is an integrated USSD (*303#) […]

COTU-K and FES conduct four days online training on efficient and effective communication

The Central Organization of Trade Unions in Kenya (COTU-K) together with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) conducted a four days online training to officials of more than forty trade unions in Kenya on efficient and effective communications. The training was officially opened by Bro. Benson Okwaro, the Deputy Secretary-General for COTU-K, on 20th August 2020 with […]

COTU-K officials distribute food and PPEs in Kajiado.

On the 17th of August, COTU-K officials in association with officials from Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union (KPAWU) distributed food and personal protective equipment(s) to flower workers in Isinya, Kajiado County.  Apart from engaging the workers on their rights, especially now during Covid-19, our officials also emphasized on the importance of staying safe during […]

PPE Distribution

The Central Organization of Trade Unions in Kenya COTU (K) in Partnership with  Solidarity Center under the Program COTU CARES  donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to informal workers at COTU-(K) headquarters. COTU (K)  Executive Board Members and  affiliates unions General Secretaries  KUDHEIHA, AUKMW, KUCFAW and KLDTDU were present led by Bro.  Albert Njeru, Bro Boniface […]


the International Labour Organization workers Bureau ILO -Actrav today hosted a webinar on Tackling the Covid -19 pandemic, Climate Disasters and Locust Plague In East Africa where COTU(K) was represented by Bro Benson Okwaro who indicated that the storm is not over and COTU (K) and affiliate unions along with social partners working in solidarity […]

Social Protection TOR

Terms of Reference Extension of Social Protection Coverage in Kenya The concept and practice of social protection as a tool and instrument for poverty reduction, economic growth and development remain an important policy concern in Kenya. The Kenya government has increasingly embraced social protection as a strategy for addressing poverty and reducing vulnerability amongst the […]

Safety at Workplace

With more Kenyans turning Positive to COVID-19 tests the Central Organization of Trade Union in Kenya is focusing on reducing new infections at work places. In July 18th 2020, Kenya recorded the highest number ever of CoVid-19 positive cases at 688, from a sample size of 4,522 tested in the last 24 hours. The announcement […]