President William Ruto on Thursday, December 1 met Central Organization of Trade Unions-COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli at State House in Nairobi.
The two held economic discussions focusing on Kenya’s ratification of the International Labour Organisation-ILOs Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (C190).
Symbolizing peace and unity, President Ruto also held a meeting with a section of Luhya Community leaders.
In a tweet after the meeting, Secretary General Francis Atwoli said that he also sought an appointment with President for a meeting that brings together all COTU-affiliated secretaries.
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“This morning I paid a courtesy call to H.E President William Ruto whereby we held discussions on Kenya’s ratification of ILO C190 and outsourcing of labour. I also sought an appointment with the Head of State to meet and share with all @COTU_K Affiliated General Secretaries,” he wrote on his Twitter handle.
Photos shared on Social Media platforms showed that the Head of State with National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula, Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa, Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale, former Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, and former Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali, among other Luhya Community leaders.
The convention, which was adopted in June 2019 is the first international treaty to recognize the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment.