13TH FEBRUARY, 2015
SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS MADE BY LEADERS AT BURIAL OF LATE BRO. GEORGE MUCHAI
The Central Organization of Trade Unions, COTU (K) is shocked, stunned and disturbed by the grave yet serious allegations made by a section of leaders at today’s burial of the late Member of Parliament for Kabete Constituency and former Deputy Secretary General of COTU (K) Hon. Bro. George Muchai at his Kamulu home linking COTU (K) leadership to his death.
From the onset, COTU (K) wishes to re-affirm that like the late Muchai’s family members and close friends, we are equally aggrieved and saddened by the sudden death and brutal manner in which our late colleague met his death but for anyone to associate his death with COTU (K) would be the most unfortunate and diversionary engagement meant to hoodwink Kenyans into not knowing who killed our late Brother Muchai. As a country all our eyes and ears are on our Security Agencies led by the Criminal Investigation department to tell us who killed our late colleague since these are well-trained professionals that cannot bungle such a serious investigation involving the death of an MP.
It is regrettable, painful and distressing to the family that a section of leaders at the burial deliberately opted to play politics with the death of the late Bro. Muchai and led by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services Hon. Kazungu Kambi and MPs Alice Ng’ang’a, Thika and Moses Kuria of Gatundu, they told the mourners that they knew the entire genesis of the late’s death and proceeded to even call for the immediate arrest of the COTU (K) leadership of Bro. Francis Atwoli, himself a reputable global labour leader and who throughout his career has never been charged on any criminal activity.
Apparently, COTU (K) has had a long standing misunderstanding with the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services Hon. Kazungu Kambi and in his uncharacteristic unsavory manner used the occasion to launch a scathing attack on COTU (K) and its leadership including threatening to resign if those behind Muchai’s killing, which he confirmed he knows, are not arrested.
As a workers’ organization COTU (K) is deeply concerned by these wild allegations and reiterate that the differences that we as COTU (K) Executive Board had with our late Brother Muchai were fully informed by our Constitutional provisions as an organization and that is why the parties moved to court and at no one time could we, including Bro. Atwoli, had wished to hurt a colleague, a brother whom we have worked with closely for close to two decades.
COTU (K) now calls for the immediate summoning of Hon. Kazungu together with the other leaders by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in order for them to record statements with the police on the killers of bro. Muchai whom they have publicly declared they know.
Meanwhile COTU K will be moving to Court to sue Hon. Kambi together with his accomplices for associating COTU K with the death of Bro. Muchai