Roba Duba re-elected as County Government Workers Union secretary general

Roba has pledged to tirelessly champion the rights of workers.

In Summary

• Roba defeated the outgoing Deputy General Secretary Matilda Chebet in an election held at the Tom Mboya Labour College in Kisumu City on Friday.

• Roba garnered 268 votes while Chebet got 109 votes with Abdigani Bashir emerged third with 2 votes.

Former Moyale MP Roba Duba has been re-elected as the Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) national secretary general for another five-year term. https://bit.ly/3aUHMLO

 Former Moyale MP Roba Duba has been re-elected as the Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) national secretary general for another five-year term.

Roba defeated the outgoing Deputy General Secretary Matilda Chebet in an election held at the Tom Mboya Labour College in Kisumu City on Friday.

He is serving his third term.

Roba garnered 268 votes while Chebet got 109 votes with Abdigani Bashir emerged third with 2 votes.

John Ndunda was the elected Deputy General Secretary with 258 votes.

Tom Kangethe was elected the National Treasurer with 226 votes while Mercy Muthoni was elected National Women Representative after getting 280 votes.

Collins Nkoitoi was elected National Youth Representative with 233 votes.

Roba has welcomed his re-election and pledged to tirelessly champion the rights of workers.

Delegates cast their votes during the Kenya County Government Workers Union elections at Tom Mboya Labour College in Kisumu
Delegates cast their votes during the Kenya County Government Workers Union elections at Tom Mboya Labour College in Kisumu
Image: MAURICE ALAL

He also extended an olive branch to his competitors saying that they should work together for the common goal of workers.

Roba recalled that there were constant threats on his life but thanked God that they managed to overcome those obstacles.

He also cited numerous court cases that led to the delay of the elections.

"Workers have decided on the leadership they want. It is now time that we put our differences aside and unite for us to achieve the objective of the union," Roba said.

Chebet accepted the defeat and pledged to work with Roba in fighting for the worker's welfare at the Nairobi water branch as the Secretary.

"Workers have spoken and their decision is final. I am ready and going to work with the elected Secretary General. I will support him," Chebet said