In Cotu’s poll, negotiated democracy worked

Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli

Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli addresses journalists at his Tom Mboya Labour College office in Kisumu County after holding a consultative meeting with health workers’ leaders on February 6, 2021. 

Photo credit: Tonny Omondi | Nation Media Group

Immediately news went round that Mr Francis Atwoli has been re-elected, unopposed, as the secretary-general of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) , unfounded rumours and propaganda started making rounds that the general secretary of the Kenya National Union of Nurses, Seth Panyako, had been barred from contesting in the election.

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