- Atwoli insisted that President William Ruto was very clear about his plans during the 2022 presidential campaigns.
- Atwoli said what Ruto is currently doing is asking Kenyans to bring resources to help him build the country as he promised.
Central Organisation of Trade Unions boss, Francis Atwoli has told off Kenyans complaining of high taxes and the high cost of living.
In a video seen by the Star, Atwoli insisted that President William Ruto was very clear about his plans during the 2022 presidential campaigns.
He said Ruto was clear about his intentions to build the country with the support of all Kenyans.
Atwoli said what Ruto is currently doing is asking Kenyans to bring resources to help him build the country as he promised.
"Even currently, people are complaining of the high cost of living, price of things has gone up, oh we voted for this government but better William Samoei Ruto. He was very clear when he was campaigning. He told you wewe mama mboga, wewe mtu wa boda boda and everybody that this government will build with you," he said.
"Sasa ukiambiwa leta mbao, leta jembe, let vitu tujenge hii serikali unarudi nyuma unasema heri tungepigia Raila Odinga. (When you are told to bring wood and a plow to help build the country, you go back and start saying you should have voted for Raila Odinga)"
Atwoli insisted that it is time for Kenyans to accept that there are things that cannot be changed.
He added that it is time they accept that Ruto is in charge and give him time to implement his plan for the country.
"We must accept for him to implement his agenda because there are some situations you cannot change for either five years or 10 years."
Atwoli is among the influential Kenyan leaders who strongly campaigned against President William Ruto.
He backed Azimio leader Raila Odinga who was making his fifth stab at the country's top job.
Soon after the results were announced in favour of Ruto, Atwoli switched camps and declared unconditional support for the President.