By: Kariron Reporter
Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli has asked Luhya leaders to make the Nilotic people of Luhya-dominated counties to feel included.
The COTU boss, who was addressing a Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rally in Bukhungu stadium, Kakamega county, preached unity among the people of the area, saying that minorities should not be forgotten.
Mr Atwoli specifically mentioned the Sabaot of Mt Elgon and Trans Nzoia counties, the Terik, whom he called Nyang’ori, and who live in Vihiga county, and the Teso of Busia and Bungoma counties.
He singled out former assistant minister Wilberforce Kisiero for mention, as one of the respected elders in western Kenya.
The elected leaders of the Teso came in for criticism for not doing enough to help their people.
He cited an occasion when he alleged he asked Teso MPs for the name of one member of the community he wanted to give a big job.
According to Atwoli, he didn’t get the name and had to look for it himself.