Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has dismissed reports that he was admitted at a Nairobi hospital on Tuesday, June 30, after testing positive for Covid- 19.
The outspoken union leader was reacting to social media claims that he had tested positive for the deadly virus and was taken ill at one of the prominent hospitals in Nairobi yesterday.
Atwoli took to his Twitter page to dismiss the reports as false insisting that he was in good health
“Let’s avoid sharing fake news. Considering I am a person of interest, I will make it public if I were to get hospitalized. It’s God, the one God I pray to, who takes care of me,” said the union leader.
COTU also added to its Secretary General’s assurance reiterating that the leader was in good health and was virtually attending to his trade union’s assignments.
“Avoid the fake news making rounds that our Secretary General Bro Francis Atwoli has been hospitalised. The SG is in good health and has been busy attending meetings and online engagements aimed at cushioning workers from the economic shock of COVID,” COTU said.
Atwoli is among leaders who have been seen hosting political delegations against the government’s containment measures prohibiting such gatherings. And now the speculations come hot on the heels of a reported coronavirus invasion at the parliament buildings.
Speaker of National Assembly Justin Muturi yesterday admitted that two Members of Parliament had tested positive for the novel virus. Without revealing their names, Muturi said that one lawmaker had been discharged after recovering while his counterpart was still in isolation at home