COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli has urged those with evidence that will help with the investigation into the murder of former Kabete MP and COTU deputy secretary-general George Muchai to bring it up.
His remarks came after a section of social media users linked him to Muchai’s death while sharing a video of the MP lamenting that his life was in danger.
In response, Atwoli said, as a family man, there is no way he could have been involved in the planning of the MP and fellow unionist murder.
“As I said at the time then, in my community if you have a family you can’t plan and execute evil or kill, but whoever holds the truth you are free to release for justice as opposed to propaganda,” he said.
In the video clip shared by Activist Boniface Mwangi, the late MP is heard lamenting over a story he said was fabricated to link him to a love triangle case where he is accused of eloping with someone’s wife.
He said the story was cooked by people who want to eliminate him and blame his woes on the alleged love triangle issue.
“This is a fabrication of people who are opposed to my leadership at Cotu and who want to eliminate me and attribute my elimination to the so BC allied bitter husband or rather adultery,” he said.
The MP was embroiled in a protracted tussle with Cotu officials who he accused of impropriety.
He had called for them to resign or he launches a petition to kick them out.
“I have been urging senior Cotu officials who hold key positions to resign honourably or, I will be compelled to seek legal means to get them out of the labour movement on founds of impropriety,” he stated
Among the officials he targeted for ouster include secretary-general Atwoli, Treasurer and trustees position.
Muchai was assassinated on February 7, 2015, in Nairobi.