Labour CS Chelugui  should be Fired For ‘Disrespecting’ President Kenyatta-Atwoli

Labour CS Chelugui should be Fired For ‘Disrespecting’ President Kenyatta-Atwoli

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH,MAY,2022-COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli wants Ministry of Labour Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui and Principal Secretary Eng. Peter Tum fired for failing to comply with a presidential directive. 

Atwoli accuses Chelugui and Eng. Tum of being disrespectful to President Uhuru Kenyatta for failing to gazette the appointment of Rose Omamo to the NSSF Board as directed by the Head of State during Labour Day celebrations on May 1, 2022.

“In this act of defiance and contempt, both the Cabinet and Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Labour have disobeyed the president by delegating responsibility upwards. In no other democracy in the world do presidential appointees, who work at the mercies of the president, behave in the manner in which these two have conducted themselves,” said Atwoli in a statement issued on Thursday.

The COTU Secretary General faults the Labour CS for passing over the responsibility to Gazette the appointment to the Head of Public Service, saying such action warrants further action from the President.

“As patriotic Kenyans, we would like to remind the president that he shouldn’t be disrespected by his appointees and that failure to appoint COTU (K)’s nominee as earlier directed warrants for dismissal of the involved officials,” says Atwoli.

Atwoli has praised Rose Omamo, who heads the Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers, as articulate and well versed Kenyans in Industrial Relations practice.

“Sis. Rose Omamo is articulate in all aspects of academic qualifications and equally runs one of the giant unions in Kenya, namely, Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers which is an affiliate of the Industrial Global Union which represents over 50 million workers globally in 140 countries,” reads the statement.

“Sis. Omamo is one of the well-versed Kenyans in Industrial Relations practice, more than anyone within the Ministry of Labour, and she’s the workers choice. “

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