President Ruto to Partner With Trade Unions On Labour Issues

Written By Vanessa Kariuki || 

President William Ruto met with representatives of the working class who were led by COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli at State House Kenya in Nairobi. 

He was accompanied by Vice President Rigathi Gachagua and Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi.

The conversation centered on the necessity of hiring more young people, the welfare of diaspora workers, creating safer and more respectable workplaces, and the role played by unions in the quest to provide affordable housing and Universal Health Coverage.

The President spoke about trade unions and how they are forces for policy change, promoting equality and inclusive socio-economic growth in society.

“Trade Unions are engines of change that drive policy-making, thereby contributing to equality and inclusive socio-economic development in the society,” said Ruto.

He assured them that the government will keep working with them to find synergies and facilitate the resolution of labor-related concerns.

The President added, “We will continue engaging and partnering with them to create synergy and ease resolution of labor-related issues.”