In recognition of his efforts and for being the face of the labour movement, Mr. Francis Atwoli has been elected to several local, regional and global leadership positions relating to the labour sector such as:
1. General Secretary, Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers’ Union (KPAWU) 2. Secretary General, Central Organization of Trade Unions( COTU(K)) 3. Chairman of the East African Trade Union Confederation (E.A.T.U.C) based in Arusha, Tanzania( 2002-2017) 4. President of the Trade Union Federation of Eastern Africa (TUFEA) based Khartoum, Sudan 5. President of the Pan African Labour movement, the Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) based in Accra, Ghana 6. Vice President of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), based in Brussels, Belgium. 7. President, Global Industrial Relations Oversight Authority based in Geneva, Switzerland. 8. Elected Titular Member of the International Labour Organisation, (ILO) governing board based in Geneva, Switzerland 9. Coordinator, Africa and Asia Labour Issues based in Geneva, Switzerland 10. Board Member of the Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Turin, Italy 11. Appointed Member, National Labour Board, Kenya 12. Elected Director, National Bank of Kenya, Kenya 13. Trustee, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Kenya
Viewed as a champion of social justice in Africa and the world, Mr. Francis Atwoli has also been recognized and feted locally and internationally by Governments and trade union centres. To his credit, He has been awarded: a) The Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) by the Government of Kenya b) The Moran of the Burning Spear, (MBS) by the Government of Kenya c) The National Order of Merit (NOM), the highest State recognition by the Algerian Government d) Several other awards given by different National Trade Union Centres in Africa, Asia, Europe and Canada.
It is therefore in recognition of Mr. Atwoli’s distinguished contribution to Labour Relations locally and globally, his efforts in enhancing industrial peace, his advocacy for decent work for all and his defence for workers’ dignity, rights and welfare that Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology is proud to confer the Doctor of Humane Letters (Labour Relations) Honoris Causa degree to Mr. Francis Atwoli.