Francis Atwoli

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Francis Atwoli said : “I know Uhuru, Raila and the parliamentary leadership are consulting to find a quick way forward. We are ready to popularise the document. What I know is that Kenya will go to the 2022 elections with a new Constitution,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Rais, hii document nataka kukuambia pamoja mkiwa na ndugu yako (Raila Odinga) musitishweleteni twende kwa referendum. We are the majoritywe are the people... Asubuhi saa nne itakuwa imepita. Msitishwe,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "Sisi tusitishwe...yes tusitishwe... hii kitu ni muzuri na asubuhi saa nne tutapitisha lakini hatutakubali kutishwa (do not threaten us... this thing is good and by 10am, we will have passed it but we will not agree to be threatened," External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 26, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "We are saying 2022 is still very far and the discussions on BBI should not be about that time, we should focus on food security and a peaceful co-existence for a prosperous Kenya, " External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 26, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "You then become a branch manager of Kenya Breweries, get a house allowance, a car loan and have a nice house. You are not hustlers. We cannot have a nation of hustlers because it is a man eat man society," External link

tuko Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli aliandika : "Kongole binti yangu @atwolimaria kwa kuhitimu katika masomo ya sheria.Huwa najivunia sana nawe," External link

tuko Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli wrote : "Congratulations my daughter @atwolimaria on your graduation as a lawyer. Always proud of you," External link

tuko Monday, October 12, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "Halafu unakuwa msimamizi wa tawi la Kenya Breweries, pata mshahara mzuri, mkopo wa gari na uwe na nyumba nzuri. Wewe sio hustler. Hatuwezi kuwa na taifa la hustlers kwa sababu hiyo ni kuwafaidi wachache wenye tamaa tu," External link

tuko Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Jua Kali ) : "Kenya Jua Kali leaders led by Former Mayor of Nairobi Brother Joe Akech at my Ildamat home, Kajiado. We had a discussion on the impact of Covid-19 in the informal sector and how best the damage caused can be salvaged. They also vowed to support the BBI," External link

tuko Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "Hustlers ni wezi. Usikubali mtu ambaye amezoma hadi chuo kikuu anafanya kazi katika serikali kuwaita mahustler. Waambieni wawape kazi," External link

tuko Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "If you go further you will find a hustler is a male prostitute... why do you want to be associated with such a name?" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli told ( about William Ruto ) : “Ruto is a daytime dreamer. He is dreaming. He will never be the president of this great country,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Secretary General ) : “It does not augur well for the three arms of government. It is malicious for Maraga to do this. He should instead go the President together with the Attorney General to find out the best solution to this. Parliament is not even dissolved during war,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "Mimi siungi mkono hiyo. Mimi nataka watu ambao wanawafunza watu kufikiria na kutoa suluhu. Watu wanatakiwa kuenda shule kupata vyeti, kupata marupurupu ya nyumba, mkopo wa wa gari na nyumba nzuri. Nyinyi sio hustlers.Hatuwezi kuwa na taifa la watu hustler," External link

tuko Monday, September 21, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "You then become a branch manager of Kenya Breweries Nakuru, you get a house allowance, a car loan, you have a nice house. You are not hustlers. We cannot have a nation of hustlers because it a man eat man society," External link

tuko Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “You know where I am. I hold no position in government. I am an elder and I cannot sit back and watch as this country goes back to where it was. We need to have a president who will not turn this country to anarchy, and that is Right Honourable Raila Odinga. That is why I have volunteered my house to be a meeting venue,” External link

standardmedia Monday, September 14, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "Naibu Rais husema hawezi kumshambulia Rais Uhuru Kenyatta, lakini watu ambao wanamtusi Uhuru ni wandani wake wakuu, tofauti ni gani ? Hii tabia inaonyesha wazi kuwa William Ruto hawezi kumrithi Rais Uhuru Kenyatta," External link

tuko Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Raila lost some seats in Western region not because he didn’t have support, but because he allowed NASA partner parties to field their candidates,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Ruto ) : ''We will not allow Ruto and his foot soldiers to disrespect the president, he should also be arrested and arraigned in a court of law,'' External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The Saturday meeting was part of our strategy for BBI. We are prepared to drum up support for the BBI and referendum,” External link

standardmedia Monday, September 7, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We are sure there would be minimal opposition to the document once it is made public by the two principals anytime soon. Anyone opposed to the proposed changes is daydreaming and will be shocked by the outcome,” External link

standardmedia Monday, September 7, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The 2019 census showed that several counties recorded a huge drop in their populations while populations of other counties increased,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "We are working towards coming up with a super alliance in 2022 to unite the country. Talks have been going on and they will continue with all like-minded people who are ready to work with us. We have already settled on Raila as president and now we are working on incorporating other leaders from across the country. We are not going to leave anyone out. In western, we are already talking to Mukhisa Kituyi but also were talking to me Mudavadi," External link

tuko Monday, August 24, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “We thank God for taking care of Raila while he was undergoing medication. I am humbled that he chose my Ildamat home as his first place to come have lunch with us,” External link

standardmedia Monday, August 17, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I am endorsing the comments by Murathe that he (Raila Odinga) should have a go at the Presidency. Of course Kenyans have great people including Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi, and Joho (Hassan) who can do the job, but it appears to be Odinga’s time,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema ( about Deep State ) : "Naibu Rais anafaa kujiuzulu kama hajui tofauti yake na Deep State," External link

tuko Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli aliongeza ( about Deep State ) : "2013 wakati alienda Hague, Rais Kibaki alimuuliza mwanasheria mkuu kumtetea kule. Hiyo ilikuwa ni Deep State," External link

tuko Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The board is composed of people who have outlived their usefulness. They should be at home and allow people who understand modern dynamics to take over,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told ( about William Ruto ) : “Ruto is a daytime dreamer. He is dreaming. He will never be the president of this great country,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “This young man should not be rude to his bosses who are the taxpayers. He needs to understand that he is using the taxpayers’ funds for security, transport and hosting delegations and must respect them,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Ruto ) : “My role is to protect the wages of workers in government. I can confidently show you where money was stolen by Ruto’s appointees,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I will not go into details but I can also tell you that it is former President Mwai Kibaki who saved Ruto from ICC. He should stop boasting and making useless noise around,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Ruto ) : “Ruto is interested in politics instead of serving Kenyans. He is number two and if he is not comfortable he should resign,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “We thank God for taking care of Raila while he was undergoing medication. I am humbled that he chose my Ildamat home to have lunch with us,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The board is composed of people who have outlived their usefulness. They should be at home and allow people who understand modern dynamics to take over,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told : “We understand that Kenya Airways top management is holding a meeting right now to send workers at home. No employee from those who will be affected is represented in today’s meeting,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The board is composed of people who have outlived their usefulness. They should be at home and allow people who understand modern dynamics to take over,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “As Cotu, we will not allow this to happen. We have to stop it and ensure the welfare of workers are safeguarded,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “To modernise and create more employment opportunities at the organisation, government requires progressive and committed top managers led by an experienced and all-round chairman who operates an open door policy,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "They should stop putting western in a campaign mood. This time people are implementing President Uhuru Kenyatta's Big Four agenda," External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 22, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I can tell you that Western Kenya is now a closed chapter and is solidly behind Uhuru and Raila,” “Those still sitting on the fence have to make up their minds about where they belong before it is too late. It is either you are backing the BBI or you are with Ruto. Ruto cannot be an alternative for the Western region, and I have said it on more than one occasion that he (Ruto) will not be president in 2022” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Waiguru supports President Kenyatta and the agenda of making Kenya good for all. She should be left to continue serving the people of Kirinyaga and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI),” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 12, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We are talking about changing the Constitution for good. This will help us stop violence during election periods and ensure the country’s stability,” External link

kenya-today Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told : “The MCAs should talk and address the issues being raised,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We are talking about changing the Constitution for good. This will help us stop violence during election periods and ensure the country’s stability,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "The people of Mulembe nation are fine. They are moving forward very well," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “We are confident with how President Uhuru Kenyatta is handling the pandemic and believe that he will address it as soon as possible,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We have Luos in Western. We also have Tesos and other communities in this region whom we want to walk together. They also want better lives and opportunities, which I am pushing,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Luhyas are united and it’s time to focus on important things. Brokers in the region have been cornered,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told ( about William Ruto ) : "It is Mr Washiali who led the DP Ruto MPs into that meeting. He is Mr Ruto's wing leader in western Kenya. The meeting is of no consequence to the politics of western Kenya," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "He was born to complain. Even in the Senate he hardly votes with progressive forces. But as his senior and elder, I will not engage him any further. This time he has serious problems in his party. I wish him well," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "I am not a stupid man to invite people without considering the safety guidelines by the Ministry of Health. People were tested before they came in," "I had two medics that were ensuring all the safety regulations were adhered," External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli charged : "They should stop complaining about the ongoing politics, some of the people complaining are not helping the country in the fight against the pandemic and corruption," External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "For those who have been doubting, because I have been telling you now and again that western Kenya is united. This is not just a Luhya affair. We have everyone here who lives in western Kenya and we are going to speak in one voice," External link

standardmedia Friday, May 29, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “There is no way, the Majority Whip will be removed and the Majority Leader be retained. They all represent the Government in the assembly and the two have been loyal to Mr Ruto. If they have to go, they should all go and not one of them,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "As a leaders from Western Kenya, we state categorically that if (Benjamin) Washiali is to be shown the door, (Aden) Duale should also go for fairness to prevail," External link

nation-ke Monday, May 25, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "You cannot remove politics from issues affecting workers. I should fight for good politics for workers to enjoy a conducive working environment," External link

nation-ke Monday, May 25, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I will use all my available resources to campaign for his removal. His position must equally be dealt with,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Musalia Mudavadi ) : “In December 2015, Mr Mudavadi was anointed the spokesman of the Luhya community at Bukhungu stadium. We shall not sit and watch other politicians disrespect him,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Our course as a community has been to elect leaders who are selfish and have no political stand of their own. All they do is cheer other leaders so that they can receive handouts, while those who elected them go hungry,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "It will be of no value to vote out Kindiki and leave another in Parliament holding a key position in government when it comes to legislation," External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The same changes must be now be extended to National Assembly because it will be of no value to vote out Prof Kindiki and leave another in Parliament who is holding a key position in government when it comes to legislation,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Adan Duale ) : “Duale has brought to Parliament bills and a lot of amendments on laws concerning workers of this country with ulterior motives by even trying to outlaw strikes,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The problem we are experiencing is on pay cuts, some employers are not entering agreements with the union concerns, they are arbitrarily and mercilessly applying this paycuts without due regard to what will happen to the workers,” External link

capitalfm Friday, May 1, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We have had several tripartite meetings with the Ministry of Labour under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui and during these meetings , parties have floated a number of options and in all these, the issue of sacking of workers has never featured anywhere .We are determined to oppose any attempts by all means,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 1, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "My worry with this quarrelling is that it gives a big room for these kinds of expenditures. President Uhuru Kenyatta should open his eyes wide open...if people are donating towards this cause, the money must be put into good use," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Secretary General ) : “It is up to individual sectoral unions to tally their figures. In the tea sector where I am the Secretary-General, we agreed to have staff take their pending leaves. Those without, would be sent home in advance,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “It is true we met at my farm in Kajiado on Monday to celebrate Easter over nyama choma. We also used the time for political consultation and reviewed Uhuru’s first and second terms. We owe the country a bright and peaceful future. We will consult regularly to make sure that the right person takes over from Uhuru in 2022,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Uhuru is the president and spokesman of the Mt Kenya region. He was represented here by Murathe. Raila is the spokesman of the Luo and has support across the country. Eugene was here on behalf of the Luhya. We are going to witness a radical political re-alignment that will see Uhuru remain part of the leadership, but not necessarily as a president,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Ruto is contradicting the president, who is his boss, at every opportunity. He calls everything Uhuru says fraudulent. He is rebelling against his boss and excluding himself,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Majority of the governors support BBI. Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Gideon Moi (Kanu) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) all support BBI. We are going to redefine the politics of this country. We are not excluding anybody. Even Deputy President William Ruto is welcome to be part of this team that will determine who takes over from Uhuru in a democratic way,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The meeting in Kakamega will determine who among Mudavadi, Wetang’ula, Wycliffe Oparanya and Eugene will be the spokesperson of the Luhya. We will then join other leaders from across the country to form a government and rid Kenya of the perennial political anomalies,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Ruto ) : “Normally in Kenya, formations are obvious and nobody stops formations. And even if William Ruto were to be excluded, there is nothing wrong with that. But as it stands, he is excluding himself,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Samoei Ruto ) : "Normally in Kenya, you know that formations are obvious. And even if William Samoei Ruto was excluded, there is nothing wrong with that. But he is excluding himself and has automatically run away from the head of his Jubilee Party," External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 13, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Covid-19 must be classified as an occupational disease owing to the fact that most workers would be exposed along their lines of duty,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The administration should not talk about closing down the economy. Our key investment is in the informal sector and a shutdown would destroy our economy,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “As much as we are taking precautions, we should not be alarmists,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli stated : “We don’t want Kenyans to dramatize the situation of coronavirus or take advantage as if it is the only outbreak that we are witnessing". "There are people who engage in casual employment, seasonal jobs or are on contracts of a temporary nature and are paid on daily a basis…" "We do not want them to lose their daily bread simply because we are dramatizing the whole coronavirus thing,” External link

kenyan-post Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli stated : “There are people who engage in casual employment, seasonal jobs or are on contracts of a temporary nature and are paid on daily a basis...We do not want them to lose their daily bread simply because we are dramatizing the whole Coronavirus thing,” External link

kenyan-post Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “It would be wrong for employers to shut down their businesses or sack workers without involving trade unions,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We have had outbreaks of malaria, tuberculosis and diseases like bird flu and Ebola in West Africa, which were properly controlled and dealt with,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “There are people who do casual jobs or are on contracts. We do not want them to lose their daily bread simply because we are dramatising the whole coronavirus thing,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “That is only meant for fools. Shenzi sana (very idiotic),” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The DP sits in the national Security Council and if he does not have confidence in the DCI, he can tell the President and they invite FBI to help with the probe,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 9, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli claimed : “The DP will not make it to the ballot in 2022 because of integrity issues. There are several integrity issues that surrounds and he has not even declared his wealth,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 9, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “You cannot separate the president and the former Prime Minister because they are bound by a memorandum of understanding. Any intelligent leader should learn to adapt to the change,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 9, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “NHIF and Cotu noted that maintaining voluntary contributors is costing the fund excess of Sh10 billion in benefits payout. We demand for immediate separation of members in the two categories,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Samoei Ruto ) : “I want you to write this down; 2022 we will go to the election to elect the president and people will vote in high numbers because we will have changed the Constitution. You will elect a president, his deputy, prime minister and others but I want to tell you one thing, the name of one William Samoei Ruto will not be on the ballot,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Kenyans know for sure in which office in the land leadership fraud is being perpetuated from,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “No constitutional provision is likely to prevent him from seeking any other seat when we implement the constitutional reforms recommended by the BBI,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli added : “You don’t talk let your father go naked, I told him I would watch him go down and he would never see me going down,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli claimed : “It is a shame that the young man (Echesa) went public about my family issues. I regard him as a son and he should have known better not to tell people how my (estranged) wife would nag him for financial support,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli declared : “If Echesa ever benefited from my hard-earned cash, let him know no peace in his entire life,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “If such documents can be signed in your office, then it means if you become president, you will carry Central Bank on your back and disappear with it,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “When Kibaki was going home he gave the ceremonial sword to one person. The sword was given to Uhuru Kenyatta and he should take it and protect us,” “Young people should stop dying in people’s offices; our children are dying because of 2022. Uhuru should come out we will protect him. More than four million workers are prepared to go on the street to protect the government of this country” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “If such documents can be signed in your office, then it means if you become president, you will carry Central Bank on your back and disappear with it,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I would advise CS Chelugui to outlaw these employment agencies. All foreign employment issues should be handled by the Labour Department under strict laws that guide the processes,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Revive industries like the way our President wants to revive the textile industry so we can create jobs for the youth. Many industries need revival,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “It is workers who propelled him to power. He would never mistreat them,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli added : "You don't talk let your father go naked, I told him I would watch him go down and he would never see me going down," External link

standardmedia Friday, February 14, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli claimed : “It is a shame that the young man (Echesa) went public about my family issues. I regard him as a son and he should have known better not to tell people how my (estranged) wife would nag him for financial support,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 14, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli declared : “If Echesa ever benefited from my hard-earned cash, let him know no peace in his entire life,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 14, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “If such documents can be signed in your office, then it means if you become president, you will carry Central Bank on your back and disappear with it,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 14, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli added ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "I cursed the boy, I said that I will see the boy going down”. “I told him I was his father, his elder, even if I was naked, he needed to cover me”. “Even if his father was naked, he needed to cover him,” Atwoli said. “You don't talk about your father or let him go naked, I told him I would watch him going down and he would never see me going down," External link

kenyan-post Friday, February 14, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Stand up to protect the name of Mzee Moi. We are here to support you. We want to return that favour for you to lead us,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “Moi recognised workers and never missed out on Labour Day celebrations,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “Moi recognised workers and never missed out on Labour Day celebrations,” External link

EastAfrican Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “Moi recognised workers and never missed out on Labour Day celebrations,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “Moi recognised workers and never missed on Labour Day celebrations,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “He would act swiftly to avert the union strikes and at times defied them when they demanded too much than his government could afford to offer,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Whenever trade unions or teachers or civil servants or varsity dons wanted an increase in pay, he would sit with the union officials and discuss the best way forward,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “They should be encourage as social units that bond Kenyans and not scuttled for political expediency,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told : “One day before I went in to a meeting my phone rang. It was President Moi’s hotline calling. I quickly picked it up,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “If you are not tough, you will find someone in your bedroom. President Moi was not a dictator but a man of excellence,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli added : “If you never benefitted directly, then you drank maziwa ya Nyayo (Nyayo’s milk). Something many of us will remember him for,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Moi was at the forefront in championing for the rights of workers in the country. He dutifully graced Labour days and rewarded employeees,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli stated : “I do not want my family to fight over what I have when I am gone,” External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "When an election is over and police are shooting people during protests, those are children of workers, those are families, and labourers," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 1, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "This arrangement where two people gang up in an election and they 'run away' with power has to come to an end... BBI has to expand the executive," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 1, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The two leaders are cheating themselves. Next year, we shall have Bukhungu Two and we can’t get it wrong. We are going into government. We shall do research in every constituency and I shall tell you who to elect. I will not leave you alone,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Mudavadi was a very good friend of President Uhuru Kenyatta, but they were separated by William Ruto [DP]. Now that Ruto has been kicked out, go back to your friend so you can help fix the economy you’re talking about. You can’t do it when you’re issuing statements outside there,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 20, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We are not installing anyone and this will be done in December 2021 and I will fund it alone. We must take someone to the negotiating table for 2022 presidency but we can’t be cowards and refuse to attend BBI initiative that will give us the direct ticket to form the next government,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “If you are not in the leadership corridor, you won’t be part of the next government even when you have a lot of money,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Musalia Mudavadi ) : “We must get our mathematics right the way Western governors are doing. Mudavadi and Wetang’ula haven’t stolen any money and they have a clean record to ascend to power but when I hear them and their lieutenants throwing insults at us, I pity them. Let them be part of this initiative,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I want to assure the public that the Mumias meeting will not take place. That is a scheme of political brokers to undermine the Luhya community’s political plans,” External link

nation-ke Friday, January 17, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "I want to assure the public that the Mumias meeting will not take place. That is a scheme of political brokers to undermine the Luhya community's political plans," External link

BBCMonitoring Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "We are not going to be spectators for all these years. You sit on the fence and expect someone to come and pick you to sit somewhere. We must be participants in BBI, we must own it and create positions with a view of us too benefiting," External link

tuko Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "We are not going to be spectators for all these years. You sit on the fence and expect someone to come and pick you to sit somewhere. We must be participants in BBI, we must own it and create positions with a view of us too benefiting," External link

tuko Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I want to assure the public that the Mumias meeting will not take place. That is a scheme of political brokers to undermine the Luhya community’s political plans,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "Kwa hivyo Uhuru pia anatakiwa kuwa makini na Baraza lake. Najua siwezi kumfikia kwa ushahuri lakini najua atapata haya kutoka kwa vyombo vya habari kuwa anatakiwa kufanya mbadiliko na kumchagua mtu ambaye anajua kuuza sera za nchi," External link

tuko Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "As an international person, I can boldly say I did not see Kenya's good picture in Japan”. “The President came to Japan as an outgoing chair of TICAD-Africa and lobbying took place”. “However, because of a weak Minister or Ministers, that lobbying to some extent, did not favour us”. “So Uhuru must also be keen on his Cabinet”. “I can't reach him for advice but I know he will get this from the media that he needs to conduct a reshuffle and get a person who is good at lobbying," External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "As an international person, I can boldly say I did not see Kenya's good picture in Japan. In 2016, Kenya had the chairmanship of this conference. The president came to Japan as an outgoing chair of TICAD-Africa and lobbying took place. However, because of a weak minister or ministers, that lobbying to some extent, did not favour us. So Uhuru must also be keen on his Cabinet. I can't reach him for advice but I know he will get this from the media that he needs to conduct a reshuffle and get a person who is good at lobbying," External link

tuko Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We’re going to unmask the DP soon because one cannot disrespect his boss and even fight him through proxies while pretending to speak for him,” External link

kenyan-post Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We’re going to unmask the DP soon because one cannot disrespect his boss and even fight him through proxies while pretending to speak for him,” External link

kenyan-post Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Who grabbed public land? Who imported maize and crippled Rift Valley farmers? Who has been implicated in dam scandal and many others? Let him name one conman in the BBI team,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The event will not be used to crown the Luhya spokesperson as it has been alleged by a section of leaders,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “You know that he (Raila) is my relative and he visits me every Boxing Day when he brings around his family. We don’t discuss politics during such meetings,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : “Kitu ambacho rais hawezi fanya ni kuwania tena urais mwaka wa 2022 lakini kulingana na mapendekezo ya BBI, tunatarajia miundo tofauti za kisiasa zitakazowahusisha wakenya wote” External link

tuko Wednesday, January 1, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “You know that he (Raila) is my relative and he visits me every Boxing Day when he brings around his family. We don’t discuss politics during such meetings,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, December 30, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Khalwale is now playing off the touchline and that cannot be called football. I am not in Jubilee, ODM, ANC, Ford Kenya or Wiper. I am ready to host President Uhuru Kenyatta, Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and even William Ruto but that does not mean that if Ruto visits me, I support his presidential bid. He can come to look for market for chicken which he auctions,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, December 30, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “This was a flawed project from the word go. If it was in another country, the people who were in management at that time, including the contractor, should be in jail,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “This is a project that has no board minute attached to it. We expect Parliament to assist the fund to reach a closure to save workers’ monies,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "Elected to chair workers’ group and vice chairperson at the Tripartite ILo conference in Abijan, will also speak for workers in Africa at the conference," External link

tuko Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli stated : "Elected to chair workers’ group and vice chairperson at the Tripartite ILo conference in Abijan, will also speak for workers in Africa at the conference. God Bless," External link

tuko Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Moses Kuria ) : “Hata wale watu wanaosema hiikitu iende kwa bunge, they are only three people. Mtu wa kwanza anayeema hii kitu iende Parliament ni Duale, Murkomen na Moses Kuria. These are only three people out of about 45 million Kenyans,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Central Kenya ) : “It is unfortunate that the person who is expected to help President Kenyatta to champion for change and ensure a better Kenya is the one who is derailing the process,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “On the Executive, we would need to do some amendments. The President should have two deputies and should have the powers to appoint a prime minister. The prime minister should equally have two deputies,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “On the Executive, we would need to do some amendments. The President should have two deputies and should have the powers to appoint a prime minister. The prime minister should equally have two deputies,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Even if it means knocking at Baringo Senator Gideon Moi doorstep at night, he must do so because it is prudent for him (Ruto) to seek blessings and forgiveness from Mzee Moi. He has to meet Mzee Moi,” External link

tuko Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema ( about Rais Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "Rais Uhuru haendi popote, lazima tubadilishe katiba ili apate kazi aendelee. Nilisema haya watu wakafikiria sijui ninachokisema. Lakini sasa unaona kwa gazeti yeye alisema hajali kuendelea, mimi sikuwa Sagana," External link

tuko Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Gideon Moi ) : “Even if it means knocking at Baringo Senator Gideon Moi doorstep at night, he must do so because it is prudent for him (the DP) to seek blessings and forgiveness from Mzee Moi. He has to meet Mzee Moi,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "President Uhuru is going nowhere. We should make a provision in the constitution to allow him to get a job. I had once said this but people saw that I am out of my mind. However, if you read today's newspaper, you will see that the president has no issue with being the country's premier. We also want this so that after elections, we can have peace in the country even if it means creating six slots. I have foreseen this, and therefore, I want to assure you that by 10am, BBI will have been confirmed after Kenyans reading it and making necessary corrections," External link

tuko Sunday, November 17, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “These developments are now likely to derail operations at NSSF and Cotu, as the umbrella workers body in the country, will be moving to court to demand for the immediate appointment and gazettement of a substantive Managing Trustee at NSSF,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, November 8, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Our letter is yet to be responded to nor has there been any attempts to address the issue,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, November 8, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The government should seek to create more opportunities for employment through innovation and creativity within the public service to absorb what has been termed as ballooning youth bulge. Every year, thousands of youth graduate from training institutions to seek employment, with much hope that the government will consider them,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli announced : "By 10am Imran will be the Member of Parliament for Kibra, take it to the bank!" External link

kenyan-post Friday, October 25, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli stated ( about William Ruto ) : "We want to be united. We want to work with all leaders who are here. You have a constitutional right to to walk with William Ruto. If we see his work is good, we will walk with him (We want to get united. Sisi tunataka kufanya na nyinyi wabunge wote wale wako hapa. You have a constitutional right kutembea na William Ruto. Tukiangalia mambo yake iko sawasawa, tutatembea na yeye.)," External link

kenyan-post Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "Kufikia 10 am, Imran atakuwa mbunge wa Kibra. Hiyo peleka kwa benki. Mimi ni mtu wa Mungu ...huwa sidanganyi na zijawahi kubashiri kitu ikakosa kufanyika," External link

tuko Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “By 10am, I tell you, Imran will be the MP for Kibra. You can take that to the bank. I am a just man of God…I don’t lie and I have never predicted something and it never came to pass. You can spend on the wrong horse that can not win…or from a wrong party that can not win in that particular area. I do not belong to ODM, ANC or any other party that has a candidate in Kibra, I am in KANU,” External link

kenya-today Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli responded : “Kenyan masses are are guided, even him. If he is not politically guided, he is socially guided. Imran will be Kibra MP by 10am,” External link

kenya-today Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "By 10am, I tell you, Imran will be the MP for Kibra. You can take that to the bank. I am a just man of God...I don't lie and I have never predicted something and it never came to pass. You can spend on the wrong horse that can not win...or from a wrong party that can not win in that particular area. I do not belong to ODM, ANC or any other party that has a candidate in Kibra, I am in KANU," External link

tuko Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli responded : "Kenyan masses are are guided, even him. If he is not politically guided, he is socially guided. Imran will be Kibra MP by 10am," External link

tuko Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "I have a young mother. He wants perfume and oil. So if I sleep where will I get the money? My children are telling me I brought a young woman and now I want them to give me money. So I have got to work hard for you people to keep me to keep my employment so that I can take care of myself. (Mimi niko na bibi mdogo. Nko na mama yenu mdogo. Anataka marashi anataka mafuta. Sasa nikilala nyumbani nani atanipatia hiyo? Na watoto wangu wanasema wewe uliletea mama mtu sasa tena unataka tukupatie pesa. So I have got to work hard for you people to keep me to keep my employment so that I can take care of myself)," External link

kenyan-post Monday, October 14, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Ruto ) : "If Ruto thinks he can get the support of Luhya nation by frequenting the region and making church donations, he is mistaken. Some of our leaders who purport to support him are only after the handouts," External link

tuko Monday, October 14, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I’m going to convene another meeting at Bukhungu Stadium and draw a list of politicians who will become the next governors, senators and MPs. Those running around in western as they campaign for the deputy president have their days numbered,” External link

tuko Monday, October 14, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “If the deputy president thinks he can win the support of the Luhya community by frequenting western region to attend church functions and making donations, he is mistaken. Some of our leaders have become cheap and are busy chasing handouts,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Ruto ) : “I want to tell Dr Ruto that he has no place in the next government. He should stop running around in churches and dishing out huge donations,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I’m going to convene another meeting at Bukhungu Stadium and draw a list of politicians who will become the next governors, senators and MPs. Those running around in western as they campaign for the deputy president have their days numbered,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Today, I want to tell the DP that he does not stand a chance of ascending the presidency in 2022. He should first tell Kenyans the source of his wealth before dreaming of becoming the next president,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "The community is not divided as some people want us to believe, if there is division, then it is among few politicians and leaders, not the community," External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "I want anyone to challenge me on the issue of corruption at Catholic Church because I know of few priests and bishops who took the bribes," External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Kenya will go through turmoil just because some people are happy when others complain that their votes have been stolen,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We ask the two unions not to fall prey to some external forces, interests and pressures to either relieve these elected union officials of their positions or be coerced into calling for their resignation because as workers we are no doubt set to benefit greatly,” External link

kenya-today Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Next labour day, we are looking forward to his excellency taking measures to adjust the minimum wage bill to the level that will better the welfare of workers,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Such harmonisation will help create a standard threshold for workers that is acceptable throughout the continent,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Secretary General ) : “That as the Secretary- General of Cotu, in consultation with EAPCC and NSSF do confirm that we have not held discussions or passed or given any approvals of intention to dispose of the only EAPCC asset at the moment and the actions of the respondents to compulsorily acquire all the property L.R. 10425 measuring 4272 acres is fundamental violation of property, economic and labour relations rights under the constitution,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “You have always strived to improve Kenyan workers minimum wage by annually reviewing that position,” External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "Ruto has belittled Mudavadi for a long time and equated him to a white ant. It will be very foolish for anyone in Mudavadi's camp to think or advice for an alignment with Ruto," External link

nation-ke Monday, September 9, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "As a Luhya elder, I say Kenyan politics is pegged on ethnicity, and people should know that Luhyas have their own," External link

nation-ke Monday, September 9, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “I want to plead with President Uhuru Kenyatta. He should reshuffle his Cabinet. In Japan, I didn't see a good picture as an international person. I didn't see Kenya’s good picture in Japan,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 7, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "As an international person, I can boldly say I did not see Kenya's good picture in Japan. In 2016, Kenya had the chairmanship of this conference. The president came to Japan as an outgoing chair of TICAD-Africa and lobbying took place. However, because of a weak minister or ministers, that lobbying to some extent, did not favour us. So Uhuru must also be keen on his Cabinet. I can't reach him for advice but I know he will get this from the media that he needs to conduct a reshuffle and get a person who is good at lobbying," External link

tuko Monday, September 2, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "As an international person, I can boldly say I did not see Kenya's good picture in Japan. In 2016, Kenya had the chairmanship of this conference. The president came to Japan as an outgoing chair of TICAD-Africa and lobbying took place. However, because of a weak minister or ministers, that lobbying to some extent, did not favour us. So Uhuru must also be keen on his Cabinet. I cant reach him for advice but I know he will get this form the media that he needs to conduct a reshuffle and get a person who is good at lobbying," External link

tuko Monday, September 2, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "2022, tutakuwa na kiongozi. Utachagua viongozi lakini serikali haitakuwa na watu kama William Ruto, Boni Khalwale na kundi lote la Tanga Tanga, Pia wote wanaokataa 'handshake' na mchakato wa 'Building Bridges Initiative'. Wakifanikiwa, watakachopata tu ni upinzani" External link

tuko Monday, September 2, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli stated : "In 2022, we are going to have a leader. You are going to elect the country's leader but that government will not have people like William Ruto, Boni Khalwale and the entire Tanga Tanga brigade The same will apply to all leaders who are opposed to the handshake and the Building Bridges Initiative. If they get lucky, then the closest they will get to governance will be in the opposition side ," External link

tuko Monday, September 2, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli affirmed ( about William Ruto ) : “I tell Kenyans and assure them that in 2022 we shall have a leader but not Ruto,” External link

kenyan-post Monday, September 2, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “COTU (K) reiterates that the differences exhibited within the leadership of Knut are not in the interest of the teachers they serve and we caution the entire leadership of Knut against falling prey to divisive politics from external forces out to wreck the union,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Cotu (K) reiterates that the differences exhibited within the leadership of Knut are not in the interest of teachers,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We take exception with whoever is proposing to overthrow Wilson Sossion and constitutionally bearing in mind that Knut Secretary General is not fighting the employer TSC for his personal gain. He is doing so (forcefully fighting TSC) by advancing and protecting the interests of Knut members in its entirety,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “As Cotu, we wish to acknowledge that Sossion holds a valid and legitimate position in the leadership of Knut. The ruling does not in any way affect the position of secretary general as he is an elected leader, nominated and voted in by members of Knut,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary-general16.24%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
secretary general46.13%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
general26.80%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
gen0.13%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
boss5.80%EN08/23/201723/08/2017
trade union secretary general2.84%EN08/23/201723/08/2017
general secretary0.26%EN05/01/201701/05/2017
secretary general of kenya0.13%EN02/14/201714/02/2017
chairman0.26%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
secretary1.03%EN01/02/201702/01/2017
secretary general0.39%SA09/05/201405/09/2014
Names Lang Count
Francis AtwoliEN91.91%
Francis AtwoliSW7.19%
FRANCIS ATWOLIEN0.54%
Francis AtwoliSA0.36%


 
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Aden Duale said ( about Francis Atwoli ) : “When Atwoli says that I should be removed because I have diligently worked for my party, I don’t understand it! May be he doesn’t understand how my office functions. But I want to remind him that he is not a member of Jubilee and should not purport to direct the party on how it should conduct its business,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Aden Duale said ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "Does he think I care much? I have a history of fighting for change. Atwoli has no locus to decide who occupies what position in Parliament," External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Adan Duale asked ( about Francis Atwoli ) : “Does Atwoli think I care? Does he know that I have a history of fighting for change. Furthermore, is he a member of Jubilee Parliamentary Group?” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Oscar Sudi said ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "During the event, we want Atwoli to come and tell us what he means when he says the DP will not the there in 2022 and what will happen to him," External link

kenyan-post Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli added ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "I cursed the boy, I said that I will see the boy going down”. “I told him I was his father, his elder, even if I was naked, he needed to cover me”. “Even if his father was naked, he needed to cover him,” Atwoli said. “You don't talk about your father or let him go naked, I told him I would watch him going down and he would never see me going down," External link

kenyan-post Friday, February 14, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

John Bunyasi said ( about Francis Atwoli ) : “We do not understand where Atwoli derives the mandate to speak on behalf of the elected leaders. He should first campaign and get votes so he can speak on behalf of the masses,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Musalia Mudavadi alidai ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "Atwoli amepuuza kilio cha wafanyakazi wa Kenya. Tuna wafanyakazi wengi ambao wanaishi hapa Kibra na kila siku wanaelekea viwandani ambao hufanya kazi kwa viwanda. Wengine pia wamepoteza vidole vyao. Yuko wapi mkuu wa COTU kutetea haki za hawa watu?" External link

tuko Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Oscar Sudi alisema ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "Atwoli anapaswa kukoma haya mazoea ya kuwanyakuwa wanawake wa wenyewe, namweleza hivi kwa sababu namheshimu kama babu wangu, hiyo ni tabia mbaya kwa mzee kama huyo kufanya hivyo," External link

tuko Monday, October 14, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta told ( about Francis Atwoli ) : “My friend and older brother Dr. Francis Atwoli, thank you for defending me very vibrantly. I appreciate,” External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Kalembe Ndile said ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "Atwoli should keep off the land in Athi River. We will not accept that the land goes to other parties other than the locals. The cement company did not buy the land and now that they have finished mining. President Kenyatta should ensure it reverts to the locals," External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

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Francis Atwoli

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Francis Atwoli said : “I know Uhuru, Raila and the parliamentary leadership are consulting to find a quick way forward. We are ready to popularise the document. What I know is that Kenya will go to the 2022 elections with a new Constitution,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Rais, hii document nataka kukuambia pamoja mkiwa na ndugu yako (Raila Odinga) musitishweleteni twende kwa referendum. We are the majoritywe are the people... Asubuhi saa nne itakuwa imepita. Msitishwe,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "Sisi tusitishwe...yes tusitishwe... hii kitu ni muzuri na asubuhi saa nne tutapitisha lakini hatutakubali kutishwa (do not threaten us... this thing is good and by 10am, we will have passed it but we will not agree to be threatened," External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 26, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "We are saying 2022 is still very far and the discussions on BBI should not be about that time, we should focus on food security and a peaceful co-existence for a prosperous Kenya, " External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 26, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "You then become a branch manager of Kenya Breweries, get a house allowance, a car loan and have a nice house. You are not hustlers. We cannot have a nation of hustlers because it is a man eat man society," External link

tuko Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli aliandika : "Kongole binti yangu @atwolimaria kwa kuhitimu katika masomo ya sheria.Huwa najivunia sana nawe," External link

tuko Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli wrote : "Congratulations my daughter @atwolimaria on your graduation as a lawyer. Always proud of you," External link

tuko Monday, October 12, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "Halafu unakuwa msimamizi wa tawi la Kenya Breweries, pata mshahara mzuri, mkopo wa gari na uwe na nyumba nzuri. Wewe sio hustler. Hatuwezi kuwa na taifa la hustlers kwa sababu hiyo ni kuwafaidi wachache wenye tamaa tu," External link

tuko Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Jua Kali ) : "Kenya Jua Kali leaders led by Former Mayor of Nairobi Brother Joe Akech at my Ildamat home, Kajiado. We had a discussion on the impact of Covid-19 in the informal sector and how best the damage caused can be salvaged. They also vowed to support the BBI," External link

tuko Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "Hustlers ni wezi. Usikubali mtu ambaye amezoma hadi chuo kikuu anafanya kazi katika serikali kuwaita mahustler. Waambieni wawape kazi," External link

tuko Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "If you go further you will find a hustler is a male prostitute... why do you want to be associated with such a name?" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli told ( about William Ruto ) : “Ruto is a daytime dreamer. He is dreaming. He will never be the president of this great country,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Secretary General ) : “It does not augur well for the three arms of government. It is malicious for Maraga to do this. He should instead go the President together with the Attorney General to find out the best solution to this. Parliament is not even dissolved during war,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "Mimi siungi mkono hiyo. Mimi nataka watu ambao wanawafunza watu kufikiria na kutoa suluhu. Watu wanatakiwa kuenda shule kupata vyeti, kupata marupurupu ya nyumba, mkopo wa wa gari na nyumba nzuri. Nyinyi sio hustlers.Hatuwezi kuwa na taifa la watu hustler," External link

tuko Monday, September 21, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "You then become a branch manager of Kenya Breweries Nakuru, you get a house allowance, a car loan, you have a nice house. You are not hustlers. We cannot have a nation of hustlers because it a man eat man society," External link

tuko Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “You know where I am. I hold no position in government. I am an elder and I cannot sit back and watch as this country goes back to where it was. We need to have a president who will not turn this country to anarchy, and that is Right Honourable Raila Odinga. That is why I have volunteered my house to be a meeting venue,” External link

standardmedia Monday, September 14, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "Naibu Rais husema hawezi kumshambulia Rais Uhuru Kenyatta, lakini watu ambao wanamtusi Uhuru ni wandani wake wakuu, tofauti ni gani ? Hii tabia inaonyesha wazi kuwa William Ruto hawezi kumrithi Rais Uhuru Kenyatta," External link

tuko Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Raila lost some seats in Western region not because he didn’t have support, but because he allowed NASA partner parties to field their candidates,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Ruto ) : ''We will not allow Ruto and his foot soldiers to disrespect the president, he should also be arrested and arraigned in a court of law,'' External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The Saturday meeting was part of our strategy for BBI. We are prepared to drum up support for the BBI and referendum,” External link

standardmedia Monday, September 7, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We are sure there would be minimal opposition to the document once it is made public by the two principals anytime soon. Anyone opposed to the proposed changes is daydreaming and will be shocked by the outcome,” External link

standardmedia Monday, September 7, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The 2019 census showed that several counties recorded a huge drop in their populations while populations of other counties increased,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "We are working towards coming up with a super alliance in 2022 to unite the country. Talks have been going on and they will continue with all like-minded people who are ready to work with us. We have already settled on Raila as president and now we are working on incorporating other leaders from across the country. We are not going to leave anyone out. In western, we are already talking to Mukhisa Kituyi but also were talking to me Mudavadi," External link

tuko Monday, August 24, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “We thank God for taking care of Raila while he was undergoing medication. I am humbled that he chose my Ildamat home as his first place to come have lunch with us,” External link

standardmedia Monday, August 17, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I am endorsing the comments by Murathe that he (Raila Odinga) should have a go at the Presidency. Of course Kenyans have great people including Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi, and Joho (Hassan) who can do the job, but it appears to be Odinga’s time,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema ( about Deep State ) : "Naibu Rais anafaa kujiuzulu kama hajui tofauti yake na Deep State," External link

tuko Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli aliongeza ( about Deep State ) : "2013 wakati alienda Hague, Rais Kibaki alimuuliza mwanasheria mkuu kumtetea kule. Hiyo ilikuwa ni Deep State," External link

tuko Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The board is composed of people who have outlived their usefulness. They should be at home and allow people who understand modern dynamics to take over,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told ( about William Ruto ) : “Ruto is a daytime dreamer. He is dreaming. He will never be the president of this great country,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “This young man should not be rude to his bosses who are the taxpayers. He needs to understand that he is using the taxpayers’ funds for security, transport and hosting delegations and must respect them,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Ruto ) : “My role is to protect the wages of workers in government. I can confidently show you where money was stolen by Ruto’s appointees,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I will not go into details but I can also tell you that it is former President Mwai Kibaki who saved Ruto from ICC. He should stop boasting and making useless noise around,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Ruto ) : “Ruto is interested in politics instead of serving Kenyans. He is number two and if he is not comfortable he should resign,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “We thank God for taking care of Raila while he was undergoing medication. I am humbled that he chose my Ildamat home to have lunch with us,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The board is composed of people who have outlived their usefulness. They should be at home and allow people who understand modern dynamics to take over,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told : “We understand that Kenya Airways top management is holding a meeting right now to send workers at home. No employee from those who will be affected is represented in today’s meeting,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The board is composed of people who have outlived their usefulness. They should be at home and allow people who understand modern dynamics to take over,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “As Cotu, we will not allow this to happen. We have to stop it and ensure the welfare of workers are safeguarded,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “To modernise and create more employment opportunities at the organisation, government requires progressive and committed top managers led by an experienced and all-round chairman who operates an open door policy,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "They should stop putting western in a campaign mood. This time people are implementing President Uhuru Kenyatta's Big Four agenda," External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 22, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I can tell you that Western Kenya is now a closed chapter and is solidly behind Uhuru and Raila,” “Those still sitting on the fence have to make up their minds about where they belong before it is too late. It is either you are backing the BBI or you are with Ruto. Ruto cannot be an alternative for the Western region, and I have said it on more than one occasion that he (Ruto) will not be president in 2022” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Waiguru supports President Kenyatta and the agenda of making Kenya good for all. She should be left to continue serving the people of Kirinyaga and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI),” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 12, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We are talking about changing the Constitution for good. This will help us stop violence during election periods and ensure the country’s stability,” External link

kenya-today Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told : “The MCAs should talk and address the issues being raised,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We are talking about changing the Constitution for good. This will help us stop violence during election periods and ensure the country’s stability,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "The people of Mulembe nation are fine. They are moving forward very well," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “We are confident with how President Uhuru Kenyatta is handling the pandemic and believe that he will address it as soon as possible,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We have Luos in Western. We also have Tesos and other communities in this region whom we want to walk together. They also want better lives and opportunities, which I am pushing,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Luhyas are united and it’s time to focus on important things. Brokers in the region have been cornered,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told ( about William Ruto ) : "It is Mr Washiali who led the DP Ruto MPs into that meeting. He is Mr Ruto's wing leader in western Kenya. The meeting is of no consequence to the politics of western Kenya," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "He was born to complain. Even in the Senate he hardly votes with progressive forces. But as his senior and elder, I will not engage him any further. This time he has serious problems in his party. I wish him well," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "I am not a stupid man to invite people without considering the safety guidelines by the Ministry of Health. People were tested before they came in," "I had two medics that were ensuring all the safety regulations were adhered," External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli charged : "They should stop complaining about the ongoing politics, some of the people complaining are not helping the country in the fight against the pandemic and corruption," External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "For those who have been doubting, because I have been telling you now and again that western Kenya is united. This is not just a Luhya affair. We have everyone here who lives in western Kenya and we are going to speak in one voice," External link

standardmedia Friday, May 29, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “There is no way, the Majority Whip will be removed and the Majority Leader be retained. They all represent the Government in the assembly and the two have been loyal to Mr Ruto. If they have to go, they should all go and not one of them,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "As a leaders from Western Kenya, we state categorically that if (Benjamin) Washiali is to be shown the door, (Aden) Duale should also go for fairness to prevail," External link

nation-ke Monday, May 25, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "You cannot remove politics from issues affecting workers. I should fight for good politics for workers to enjoy a conducive working environment," External link

nation-ke Monday, May 25, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I will use all my available resources to campaign for his removal. His position must equally be dealt with,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Musalia Mudavadi ) : “In December 2015, Mr Mudavadi was anointed the spokesman of the Luhya community at Bukhungu stadium. We shall not sit and watch other politicians disrespect him,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Our course as a community has been to elect leaders who are selfish and have no political stand of their own. All they do is cheer other leaders so that they can receive handouts, while those who elected them go hungry,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "It will be of no value to vote out Kindiki and leave another in Parliament holding a key position in government when it comes to legislation," External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The same changes must be now be extended to National Assembly because it will be of no value to vote out Prof Kindiki and leave another in Parliament who is holding a key position in government when it comes to legislation,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Adan Duale ) : “Duale has brought to Parliament bills and a lot of amendments on laws concerning workers of this country with ulterior motives by even trying to outlaw strikes,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The problem we are experiencing is on pay cuts, some employers are not entering agreements with the union concerns, they are arbitrarily and mercilessly applying this paycuts without due regard to what will happen to the workers,” External link

capitalfm Friday, May 1, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We have had several tripartite meetings with the Ministry of Labour under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui and during these meetings , parties have floated a number of options and in all these, the issue of sacking of workers has never featured anywhere .We are determined to oppose any attempts by all means,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 1, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "My worry with this quarrelling is that it gives a big room for these kinds of expenditures. President Uhuru Kenyatta should open his eyes wide open...if people are donating towards this cause, the money must be put into good use," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Secretary General ) : “It is up to individual sectoral unions to tally their figures. In the tea sector where I am the Secretary-General, we agreed to have staff take their pending leaves. Those without, would be sent home in advance,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “It is true we met at my farm in Kajiado on Monday to celebrate Easter over nyama choma. We also used the time for political consultation and reviewed Uhuru’s first and second terms. We owe the country a bright and peaceful future. We will consult regularly to make sure that the right person takes over from Uhuru in 2022,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Uhuru is the president and spokesman of the Mt Kenya region. He was represented here by Murathe. Raila is the spokesman of the Luo and has support across the country. Eugene was here on behalf of the Luhya. We are going to witness a radical political re-alignment that will see Uhuru remain part of the leadership, but not necessarily as a president,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Ruto is contradicting the president, who is his boss, at every opportunity. He calls everything Uhuru says fraudulent. He is rebelling against his boss and excluding himself,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Majority of the governors support BBI. Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Gideon Moi (Kanu) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) all support BBI. We are going to redefine the politics of this country. We are not excluding anybody. Even Deputy President William Ruto is welcome to be part of this team that will determine who takes over from Uhuru in a democratic way,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The meeting in Kakamega will determine who among Mudavadi, Wetang’ula, Wycliffe Oparanya and Eugene will be the spokesperson of the Luhya. We will then join other leaders from across the country to form a government and rid Kenya of the perennial political anomalies,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Ruto ) : “Normally in Kenya, formations are obvious and nobody stops formations. And even if William Ruto were to be excluded, there is nothing wrong with that. But as it stands, he is excluding himself,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Samoei Ruto ) : "Normally in Kenya, you know that formations are obvious. And even if William Samoei Ruto was excluded, there is nothing wrong with that. But he is excluding himself and has automatically run away from the head of his Jubilee Party," External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 13, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Covid-19 must be classified as an occupational disease owing to the fact that most workers would be exposed along their lines of duty,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The administration should not talk about closing down the economy. Our key investment is in the informal sector and a shutdown would destroy our economy,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “As much as we are taking precautions, we should not be alarmists,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli stated : “We don’t want Kenyans to dramatize the situation of coronavirus or take advantage as if it is the only outbreak that we are witnessing". "There are people who engage in casual employment, seasonal jobs or are on contracts of a temporary nature and are paid on daily a basis…" "We do not want them to lose their daily bread simply because we are dramatizing the whole coronavirus thing,” External link

kenyan-post Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli stated : “There are people who engage in casual employment, seasonal jobs or are on contracts of a temporary nature and are paid on daily a basis...We do not want them to lose their daily bread simply because we are dramatizing the whole Coronavirus thing,” External link

kenyan-post Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “It would be wrong for employers to shut down their businesses or sack workers without involving trade unions,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We have had outbreaks of malaria, tuberculosis and diseases like bird flu and Ebola in West Africa, which were properly controlled and dealt with,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “There are people who do casual jobs or are on contracts. We do not want them to lose their daily bread simply because we are dramatising the whole coronavirus thing,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “That is only meant for fools. Shenzi sana (very idiotic),” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The DP sits in the national Security Council and if he does not have confidence in the DCI, he can tell the President and they invite FBI to help with the probe,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 9, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli claimed : “The DP will not make it to the ballot in 2022 because of integrity issues. There are several integrity issues that surrounds and he has not even declared his wealth,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 9, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “You cannot separate the president and the former Prime Minister because they are bound by a memorandum of understanding. Any intelligent leader should learn to adapt to the change,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 9, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “NHIF and Cotu noted that maintaining voluntary contributors is costing the fund excess of Sh10 billion in benefits payout. We demand for immediate separation of members in the two categories,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Samoei Ruto ) : “I want you to write this down; 2022 we will go to the election to elect the president and people will vote in high numbers because we will have changed the Constitution. You will elect a president, his deputy, prime minister and others but I want to tell you one thing, the name of one William Samoei Ruto will not be on the ballot,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Kenyans know for sure in which office in the land leadership fraud is being perpetuated from,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “No constitutional provision is likely to prevent him from seeking any other seat when we implement the constitutional reforms recommended by the BBI,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli added : “You don’t talk let your father go naked, I told him I would watch him go down and he would never see me going down,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli claimed : “It is a shame that the young man (Echesa) went public about my family issues. I regard him as a son and he should have known better not to tell people how my (estranged) wife would nag him for financial support,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli declared : “If Echesa ever benefited from my hard-earned cash, let him know no peace in his entire life,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “If such documents can be signed in your office, then it means if you become president, you will carry Central Bank on your back and disappear with it,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “When Kibaki was going home he gave the ceremonial sword to one person. The sword was given to Uhuru Kenyatta and he should take it and protect us,” “Young people should stop dying in people’s offices; our children are dying because of 2022. Uhuru should come out we will protect him. More than four million workers are prepared to go on the street to protect the government of this country” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “If such documents can be signed in your office, then it means if you become president, you will carry Central Bank on your back and disappear with it,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I would advise CS Chelugui to outlaw these employment agencies. All foreign employment issues should be handled by the Labour Department under strict laws that guide the processes,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Revive industries like the way our President wants to revive the textile industry so we can create jobs for the youth. Many industries need revival,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “It is workers who propelled him to power. He would never mistreat them,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli added : "You don't talk let your father go naked, I told him I would watch him go down and he would never see me going down," External link

standardmedia Friday, February 14, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli claimed : “It is a shame that the young man (Echesa) went public about my family issues. I regard him as a son and he should have known better not to tell people how my (estranged) wife would nag him for financial support,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 14, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli declared : “If Echesa ever benefited from my hard-earned cash, let him know no peace in his entire life,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 14, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “If such documents can be signed in your office, then it means if you become president, you will carry Central Bank on your back and disappear with it,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 14, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli added ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "I cursed the boy, I said that I will see the boy going down”. “I told him I was his father, his elder, even if I was naked, he needed to cover me”. “Even if his father was naked, he needed to cover him,” Atwoli said. “You don't talk about your father or let him go naked, I told him I would watch him going down and he would never see me going down," External link

kenyan-post Friday, February 14, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Stand up to protect the name of Mzee Moi. We are here to support you. We want to return that favour for you to lead us,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “Moi recognised workers and never missed out on Labour Day celebrations,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “Moi recognised workers and never missed out on Labour Day celebrations,” External link

EastAfrican Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “Moi recognised workers and never missed out on Labour Day celebrations,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “Moi recognised workers and never missed on Labour Day celebrations,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “He would act swiftly to avert the union strikes and at times defied them when they demanded too much than his government could afford to offer,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Whenever trade unions or teachers or civil servants or varsity dons wanted an increase in pay, he would sit with the union officials and discuss the best way forward,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “They should be encourage as social units that bond Kenyans and not scuttled for political expediency,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli told : “One day before I went in to a meeting my phone rang. It was President Moi’s hotline calling. I quickly picked it up,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “If you are not tough, you will find someone in your bedroom. President Moi was not a dictator but a man of excellence,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli added : “If you never benefitted directly, then you drank maziwa ya Nyayo (Nyayo’s milk). Something many of us will remember him for,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Moi was at the forefront in championing for the rights of workers in the country. He dutifully graced Labour days and rewarded employeees,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli stated : “I do not want my family to fight over what I have when I am gone,” External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "When an election is over and police are shooting people during protests, those are children of workers, those are families, and labourers," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 1, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "This arrangement where two people gang up in an election and they 'run away' with power has to come to an end... BBI has to expand the executive," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 1, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The two leaders are cheating themselves. Next year, we shall have Bukhungu Two and we can’t get it wrong. We are going into government. We shall do research in every constituency and I shall tell you who to elect. I will not leave you alone,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Mudavadi was a very good friend of President Uhuru Kenyatta, but they were separated by William Ruto [DP]. Now that Ruto has been kicked out, go back to your friend so you can help fix the economy you’re talking about. You can’t do it when you’re issuing statements outside there,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 20, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We are not installing anyone and this will be done in December 2021 and I will fund it alone. We must take someone to the negotiating table for 2022 presidency but we can’t be cowards and refuse to attend BBI initiative that will give us the direct ticket to form the next government,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “If you are not in the leadership corridor, you won’t be part of the next government even when you have a lot of money,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Musalia Mudavadi ) : “We must get our mathematics right the way Western governors are doing. Mudavadi and Wetang’ula haven’t stolen any money and they have a clean record to ascend to power but when I hear them and their lieutenants throwing insults at us, I pity them. Let them be part of this initiative,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I want to assure the public that the Mumias meeting will not take place. That is a scheme of political brokers to undermine the Luhya community’s political plans,” External link

nation-ke Friday, January 17, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "I want to assure the public that the Mumias meeting will not take place. That is a scheme of political brokers to undermine the Luhya community's political plans," External link

BBCMonitoring Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "We are not going to be spectators for all these years. You sit on the fence and expect someone to come and pick you to sit somewhere. We must be participants in BBI, we must own it and create positions with a view of us too benefiting," External link

tuko Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "We are not going to be spectators for all these years. You sit on the fence and expect someone to come and pick you to sit somewhere. We must be participants in BBI, we must own it and create positions with a view of us too benefiting," External link

tuko Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I want to assure the public that the Mumias meeting will not take place. That is a scheme of political brokers to undermine the Luhya community’s political plans,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "Kwa hivyo Uhuru pia anatakiwa kuwa makini na Baraza lake. Najua siwezi kumfikia kwa ushahuri lakini najua atapata haya kutoka kwa vyombo vya habari kuwa anatakiwa kufanya mbadiliko na kumchagua mtu ambaye anajua kuuza sera za nchi," External link

tuko Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "As an international person, I can boldly say I did not see Kenya's good picture in Japan”. “The President came to Japan as an outgoing chair of TICAD-Africa and lobbying took place”. “However, because of a weak Minister or Ministers, that lobbying to some extent, did not favour us”. “So Uhuru must also be keen on his Cabinet”. “I can't reach him for advice but I know he will get this from the media that he needs to conduct a reshuffle and get a person who is good at lobbying," External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "As an international person, I can boldly say I did not see Kenya's good picture in Japan. In 2016, Kenya had the chairmanship of this conference. The president came to Japan as an outgoing chair of TICAD-Africa and lobbying took place. However, because of a weak minister or ministers, that lobbying to some extent, did not favour us. So Uhuru must also be keen on his Cabinet. I can't reach him for advice but I know he will get this from the media that he needs to conduct a reshuffle and get a person who is good at lobbying," External link

tuko Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We’re going to unmask the DP soon because one cannot disrespect his boss and even fight him through proxies while pretending to speak for him,” External link

kenyan-post Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We’re going to unmask the DP soon because one cannot disrespect his boss and even fight him through proxies while pretending to speak for him,” External link

kenyan-post Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Who grabbed public land? Who imported maize and crippled Rift Valley farmers? Who has been implicated in dam scandal and many others? Let him name one conman in the BBI team,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The event will not be used to crown the Luhya spokesperson as it has been alleged by a section of leaders,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “You know that he (Raila) is my relative and he visits me every Boxing Day when he brings around his family. We don’t discuss politics during such meetings,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : “Kitu ambacho rais hawezi fanya ni kuwania tena urais mwaka wa 2022 lakini kulingana na mapendekezo ya BBI, tunatarajia miundo tofauti za kisiasa zitakazowahusisha wakenya wote” External link

tuko Wednesday, January 1, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “You know that he (Raila) is my relative and he visits me every Boxing Day when he brings around his family. We don’t discuss politics during such meetings,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, December 30, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Khalwale is now playing off the touchline and that cannot be called football. I am not in Jubilee, ODM, ANC, Ford Kenya or Wiper. I am ready to host President Uhuru Kenyatta, Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and even William Ruto but that does not mean that if Ruto visits me, I support his presidential bid. He can come to look for market for chicken which he auctions,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, December 30, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “This was a flawed project from the word go. If it was in another country, the people who were in management at that time, including the contractor, should be in jail,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “This is a project that has no board minute attached to it. We expect Parliament to assist the fund to reach a closure to save workers’ monies,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "Elected to chair workers’ group and vice chairperson at the Tripartite ILo conference in Abijan, will also speak for workers in Africa at the conference," External link

tuko Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli stated : "Elected to chair workers’ group and vice chairperson at the Tripartite ILo conference in Abijan, will also speak for workers in Africa at the conference. God Bless," External link

tuko Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Moses Kuria ) : “Hata wale watu wanaosema hiikitu iende kwa bunge, they are only three people. Mtu wa kwanza anayeema hii kitu iende Parliament ni Duale, Murkomen na Moses Kuria. These are only three people out of about 45 million Kenyans,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Central Kenya ) : “It is unfortunate that the person who is expected to help President Kenyatta to champion for change and ensure a better Kenya is the one who is derailing the process,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “On the Executive, we would need to do some amendments. The President should have two deputies and should have the powers to appoint a prime minister. The prime minister should equally have two deputies,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “On the Executive, we would need to do some amendments. The President should have two deputies and should have the powers to appoint a prime minister. The prime minister should equally have two deputies,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Even if it means knocking at Baringo Senator Gideon Moi doorstep at night, he must do so because it is prudent for him (Ruto) to seek blessings and forgiveness from Mzee Moi. He has to meet Mzee Moi,” External link

tuko Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema ( about Rais Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "Rais Uhuru haendi popote, lazima tubadilishe katiba ili apate kazi aendelee. Nilisema haya watu wakafikiria sijui ninachokisema. Lakini sasa unaona kwa gazeti yeye alisema hajali kuendelea, mimi sikuwa Sagana," External link

tuko Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Gideon Moi ) : “Even if it means knocking at Baringo Senator Gideon Moi doorstep at night, he must do so because it is prudent for him (the DP) to seek blessings and forgiveness from Mzee Moi. He has to meet Mzee Moi,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "President Uhuru is going nowhere. We should make a provision in the constitution to allow him to get a job. I had once said this but people saw that I am out of my mind. However, if you read today's newspaper, you will see that the president has no issue with being the country's premier. We also want this so that after elections, we can have peace in the country even if it means creating six slots. I have foreseen this, and therefore, I want to assure you that by 10am, BBI will have been confirmed after Kenyans reading it and making necessary corrections," External link

tuko Sunday, November 17, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “These developments are now likely to derail operations at NSSF and Cotu, as the umbrella workers body in the country, will be moving to court to demand for the immediate appointment and gazettement of a substantive Managing Trustee at NSSF,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, November 8, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Our letter is yet to be responded to nor has there been any attempts to address the issue,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, November 8, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “The government should seek to create more opportunities for employment through innovation and creativity within the public service to absorb what has been termed as ballooning youth bulge. Every year, thousands of youth graduate from training institutions to seek employment, with much hope that the government will consider them,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli announced : "By 10am Imran will be the Member of Parliament for Kibra, take it to the bank!" External link

kenyan-post Friday, October 25, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli stated ( about William Ruto ) : "We want to be united. We want to work with all leaders who are here. You have a constitutional right to to walk with William Ruto. If we see his work is good, we will walk with him (We want to get united. Sisi tunataka kufanya na nyinyi wabunge wote wale wako hapa. You have a constitutional right kutembea na William Ruto. Tukiangalia mambo yake iko sawasawa, tutatembea na yeye.)," External link

kenyan-post Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "Kufikia 10 am, Imran atakuwa mbunge wa Kibra. Hiyo peleka kwa benki. Mimi ni mtu wa Mungu ...huwa sidanganyi na zijawahi kubashiri kitu ikakosa kufanyika," External link

tuko Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “By 10am, I tell you, Imran will be the MP for Kibra. You can take that to the bank. I am a just man of God…I don’t lie and I have never predicted something and it never came to pass. You can spend on the wrong horse that can not win…or from a wrong party that can not win in that particular area. I do not belong to ODM, ANC or any other party that has a candidate in Kibra, I am in KANU,” External link

kenya-today Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli responded : “Kenyan masses are are guided, even him. If he is not politically guided, he is socially guided. Imran will be Kibra MP by 10am,” External link

kenya-today Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "By 10am, I tell you, Imran will be the MP for Kibra. You can take that to the bank. I am a just man of God...I don't lie and I have never predicted something and it never came to pass. You can spend on the wrong horse that can not win...or from a wrong party that can not win in that particular area. I do not belong to ODM, ANC or any other party that has a candidate in Kibra, I am in KANU," External link

tuko Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli responded : "Kenyan masses are are guided, even him. If he is not politically guided, he is socially guided. Imran will be Kibra MP by 10am," External link

tuko Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "I have a young mother. He wants perfume and oil. So if I sleep where will I get the money? My children are telling me I brought a young woman and now I want them to give me money. So I have got to work hard for you people to keep me to keep my employment so that I can take care of myself. (Mimi niko na bibi mdogo. Nko na mama yenu mdogo. Anataka marashi anataka mafuta. Sasa nikilala nyumbani nani atanipatia hiyo? Na watoto wangu wanasema wewe uliletea mama mtu sasa tena unataka tukupatie pesa. So I have got to work hard for you people to keep me to keep my employment so that I can take care of myself)," External link

kenyan-post Monday, October 14, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Ruto ) : "If Ruto thinks he can get the support of Luhya nation by frequenting the region and making church donations, he is mistaken. Some of our leaders who purport to support him are only after the handouts," External link

tuko Monday, October 14, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I’m going to convene another meeting at Bukhungu Stadium and draw a list of politicians who will become the next governors, senators and MPs. Those running around in western as they campaign for the deputy president have their days numbered,” External link

tuko Monday, October 14, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “If the deputy president thinks he can win the support of the Luhya community by frequenting western region to attend church functions and making donations, he is mistaken. Some of our leaders have become cheap and are busy chasing handouts,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about William Ruto ) : “I want to tell Dr Ruto that he has no place in the next government. He should stop running around in churches and dishing out huge donations,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “I’m going to convene another meeting at Bukhungu Stadium and draw a list of politicians who will become the next governors, senators and MPs. Those running around in western as they campaign for the deputy president have their days numbered,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Today, I want to tell the DP that he does not stand a chance of ascending the presidency in 2022. He should first tell Kenyans the source of his wealth before dreaming of becoming the next president,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "The community is not divided as some people want us to believe, if there is division, then it is among few politicians and leaders, not the community," External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "I want anyone to challenge me on the issue of corruption at Catholic Church because I know of few priests and bishops who took the bribes," External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Kenya will go through turmoil just because some people are happy when others complain that their votes have been stolen,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We ask the two unions not to fall prey to some external forces, interests and pressures to either relieve these elected union officials of their positions or be coerced into calling for their resignation because as workers we are no doubt set to benefit greatly,” External link

kenya-today Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Next labour day, we are looking forward to his excellency taking measures to adjust the minimum wage bill to the level that will better the welfare of workers,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Such harmonisation will help create a standard threshold for workers that is acceptable throughout the continent,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Secretary General ) : “That as the Secretary- General of Cotu, in consultation with EAPCC and NSSF do confirm that we have not held discussions or passed or given any approvals of intention to dispose of the only EAPCC asset at the moment and the actions of the respondents to compulsorily acquire all the property L.R. 10425 measuring 4272 acres is fundamental violation of property, economic and labour relations rights under the constitution,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “You have always strived to improve Kenyan workers minimum wage by annually reviewing that position,” External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "Ruto has belittled Mudavadi for a long time and equated him to a white ant. It will be very foolish for anyone in Mudavadi's camp to think or advice for an alignment with Ruto," External link

nation-ke Monday, September 9, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : "As a Luhya elder, I say Kenyan politics is pegged on ethnicity, and people should know that Luhyas have their own," External link

nation-ke Monday, September 9, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “I want to plead with President Uhuru Kenyatta. He should reshuffle his Cabinet. In Japan, I didn't see a good picture as an international person. I didn't see Kenya’s good picture in Japan,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 7, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "As an international person, I can boldly say I did not see Kenya's good picture in Japan. In 2016, Kenya had the chairmanship of this conference. The president came to Japan as an outgoing chair of TICAD-Africa and lobbying took place. However, because of a weak minister or ministers, that lobbying to some extent, did not favour us. So Uhuru must also be keen on his Cabinet. I can't reach him for advice but I know he will get this from the media that he needs to conduct a reshuffle and get a person who is good at lobbying," External link

tuko Monday, September 2, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "As an international person, I can boldly say I did not see Kenya's good picture in Japan. In 2016, Kenya had the chairmanship of this conference. The president came to Japan as an outgoing chair of TICAD-Africa and lobbying took place. However, because of a weak minister or ministers, that lobbying to some extent, did not favour us. So Uhuru must also be keen on his Cabinet. I cant reach him for advice but I know he will get this form the media that he needs to conduct a reshuffle and get a person who is good at lobbying," External link

tuko Monday, September 2, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli alisema : "2022, tutakuwa na kiongozi. Utachagua viongozi lakini serikali haitakuwa na watu kama William Ruto, Boni Khalwale na kundi lote la Tanga Tanga, Pia wote wanaokataa 'handshake' na mchakato wa 'Building Bridges Initiative'. Wakifanikiwa, watakachopata tu ni upinzani" External link

tuko Monday, September 2, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli stated : "In 2022, we are going to have a leader. You are going to elect the country's leader but that government will not have people like William Ruto, Boni Khalwale and the entire Tanga Tanga brigade The same will apply to all leaders who are opposed to the handshake and the Building Bridges Initiative. If they get lucky, then the closest they will get to governance will be in the opposition side ," External link

tuko Monday, September 2, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli affirmed ( about William Ruto ) : “I tell Kenyans and assure them that in 2022 we shall have a leader but not Ruto,” External link

kenyan-post Monday, September 2, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “COTU (K) reiterates that the differences exhibited within the leadership of Knut are not in the interest of the teachers they serve and we caution the entire leadership of Knut against falling prey to divisive politics from external forces out to wreck the union,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “Cotu (K) reiterates that the differences exhibited within the leadership of Knut are not in the interest of teachers,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “We take exception with whoever is proposing to overthrow Wilson Sossion and constitutionally bearing in mind that Knut Secretary General is not fighting the employer TSC for his personal gain. He is doing so (forcefully fighting TSC) by advancing and protecting the interests of Knut members in its entirety,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said : “As Cotu, we wish to acknowledge that Sossion holds a valid and legitimate position in the leadership of Knut. The ruling does not in any way affect the position of secretary general as he is an elected leader, nominated and voted in by members of Knut,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary-general16.24%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
secretary general46.13%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
general26.80%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
gen0.13%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
boss5.80%EN08/23/201723/08/2017
trade union secretary general2.84%EN08/23/201723/08/2017
general secretary0.26%EN05/01/201701/05/2017
secretary general of kenya0.13%EN02/14/201714/02/2017
chairman0.26%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
secretary1.03%EN01/02/201702/01/2017
secretary general0.39%SA09/05/201405/09/2014
Names Lang Count
Francis AtwoliEN91.91%
Francis AtwoliSW7.19%
FRANCIS ATWOLIEN0.54%
Francis AtwoliSA0.36%


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Aden Duale said ( about Francis Atwoli ) : “When Atwoli says that I should be removed because I have diligently worked for my party, I don’t understand it! May be he doesn’t understand how my office functions. But I want to remind him that he is not a member of Jubilee and should not purport to direct the party on how it should conduct its business,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Aden Duale said ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "Does he think I care much? I have a history of fighting for change. Atwoli has no locus to decide who occupies what position in Parliament," External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Adan Duale asked ( about Francis Atwoli ) : “Does Atwoli think I care? Does he know that I have a history of fighting for change. Furthermore, is he a member of Jubilee Parliamentary Group?” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Oscar Sudi said ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "During the event, we want Atwoli to come and tell us what he means when he says the DP will not the there in 2022 and what will happen to him," External link

kenyan-post Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli added ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "I cursed the boy, I said that I will see the boy going down”. “I told him I was his father, his elder, even if I was naked, he needed to cover me”. “Even if his father was naked, he needed to cover him,” Atwoli said. “You don't talk about your father or let him go naked, I told him I would watch him going down and he would never see me going down," External link

kenyan-post Friday, February 14, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

John Bunyasi said ( about Francis Atwoli ) : “We do not understand where Atwoli derives the mandate to speak on behalf of the elected leaders. He should first campaign and get votes so he can speak on behalf of the masses,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Musalia Mudavadi alidai ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "Atwoli amepuuza kilio cha wafanyakazi wa Kenya. Tuna wafanyakazi wengi ambao wanaishi hapa Kibra na kila siku wanaelekea viwandani ambao hufanya kazi kwa viwanda. Wengine pia wamepoteza vidole vyao. Yuko wapi mkuu wa COTU kutetea haki za hawa watu?" External link

tuko Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Oscar Sudi alisema ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "Atwoli anapaswa kukoma haya mazoea ya kuwanyakuwa wanawake wa wenyewe, namweleza hivi kwa sababu namheshimu kama babu wangu, hiyo ni tabia mbaya kwa mzee kama huyo kufanya hivyo," External link

tuko Monday, October 14, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta told ( about Francis Atwoli ) : “My friend and older brother Dr. Francis Atwoli, thank you for defending me very vibrantly. I appreciate,” External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Kalembe Ndile said ( about Francis Atwoli ) : "Atwoli should keep off the land in Athi River. We will not accept that the land goes to other parties other than the locals. The cement company did not buy the land and now that they have finished mining. President Kenyatta should ensure it reverts to the locals," External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT