Atwoli visits former VP Moody Awori

Atwoli visits former VP Moody Awori

By Joshua Cheloti

Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, led a team of former politicians in visiting former Vice President Moody Awori.

An update on his verified Twitter handle indicates that the long-serving trade unionist was accompanied by former Attorney General Amos Wako and former Westlands Member of Parliament Fred Gumo.

The three visited Awori at his Lavington Home in Nairobi.

Sharing photos of the visit, Atwoli said they discussed many issues of mutual interest.

“This morning together with Attorney General emeritus Sen. Amos Wako and Hon. Fred Gumo, we paid a visit to the former Vice President of Kenya Hon. Arthur Moody Awuor at his Lavington Home. It was great catching up with Hon. Moody over many issues of mutual interest,” the COTU boss tweeted.

According to some of the photos that Atwoli shared, the former Vice President is in good health.

The visit comes barely weeks after reports emerged on social media that Awori had died.

The family had to come out to clarify that he was alive and in good health.

Moody Awori currently aged 94 served as Kenya’s 9th Vice President from 25 September 2003 to 9 January 2008.

He was first elected as a Member of Parliament representing Funyula Constituency in Busia District in 1984. Under the late President Daniel arap Moi, he served in several positions as assistant minister.

But in 2002, Awori ditched the then-ruling party, KANU, and joined the National Rainbow Coalition opposition party where he served as chairman of NARC’S top decision-making organ.

When Moi was succeeded by the late Mwai Kibaki, he was made Minister of Home Affairs in January 2003 and then Vice-President (while remaining in charge of Home Affairs) in September 2003, following the death of the previous Vice-President, Michael Kijana Wamalwa, in London.


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