Central Organisation of Trade Union, Secretary General, Francis Atwoli (right) and his deputy, George Muchai in this file picture. Atwoli on February 7, 2015 said the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) should unmask the killers of his deputy to dispel rumours that differences pitting them could have led to the legislator’s death. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
By JUSTUS WANGA
Central Organisation of Trade Union (Cotu) secretary general Francis Atwoli on Saturday asked police to carry out thorough investigations to help allay rumours and suspicion over the death of Kabete MP George Muchai.
Atwoli said the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) should unmask the killers of his deputy to dispel rumours that differences pitting them could have led to the legislator’s death.
He said knowing who was behind the murder in the wee hours of Saturday morning was key in serving justice to both the family, residents of Kabete constituency whom Muchai represented in Parliament as well as the whole country.
“The government must do a thorough probe to tell Kenyans who is behind his death. Anything short of this will only breed rumours,” he said at a press conference in his office in Nairobi.
And aware that some are likely to speculate that the frosty relationship with his late deputy could have culminated into the death, Mr Atwoli said: “He was never a threat to me or us at Cotu and the differences we had were very healthy for the trade union movement and based on issues at hand.”
“Despite our differences which are normal in life, he remained a friend and a colleague. Remember we grew up with George in Nairobi and had known each other for the last 50 years,” he stated.