Francis Atwoli, the secretary general of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU), said that his estranged wife Roselinda Simiyu has always been an associate of Deputy President William Ruto.
Roselinda forged an alliance with DP Ruto in 2007, according to a post on Atwoli’s Twitter account, after she was presented as a UDA candidate on Friday, January 28 at a rally in Bungoma County.
In a stinging attack, Atwoli declared that despite the fact that the two sired children, he did not consider Roselinda to be one of his family.
He went on to accuse ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula of being among those who had abandoned him by allying with DP. Ruto
“Roselinda was surrendered to William Ruto in 2007 in his Eldoret townhouse. She is no longer on the list of my relatives.
“Ruto can now add her, free of charge, to his two recently acquired bearded wives (Mudavadi and Wetangula) to have three wives from Western. Western Kenya is in Azimio,” the Cotu boss stated.
DP Ruto, on Friday, January 28, unveiled Roselinda as a new UDA member, but also trolled Atwoli’s sense of fashion.
“Huyu ni bibi ya ule jamaa wa nyororo (She is the wife of that guy who loves wearing chains),” Ruto stated amid cheers from the crowd.
Roselinda acknowledged that she indeed had a close relationship with Atwoli.
“My name is Roselinda Simiyu. My husband is known as Francis Atwoli. I am inside the hustler movement,” she remarked.
The developments came a few days after Atwoli claimed that Mudavadi’s speech at the Amani National Conference (ANC) National Delegates Conference was authored by Ruto.
Atwoli accused Mudavadi of dishonesty and betrayal by allowing the DP to use him for selfish political interests.
The COTU boss took fault at the ANC attacks on Azimio bigwigs – noting that it’s not in Mudavadi’s nature to outrightly slam him and other respected leaders.