Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli has vowed to ensure Western Kenya votes as a bloc in the 2027 general election, revealing that the leaders from the region are on a mission of settling on a flag-bearer in the polls.

Speaking in Busia County on Sunday, the COTU boss reiterated that they have agreed to give the government of the day, the Kenya Kwanza government, all the necessary support as it delivers on its agenda.

He has vowed to rally his community to unite to form the next government.

Atwoli said Western leaders have deliberated on key strategies for uniting the Mulembe nation after the 2022 general elections even as they give President William Ruto’s administration and other leaders of the day all the support needed to deliver on their promise to Kenyans.

“This time round, Luhya leaders must not allow division in the Western region over political affiliations. Such divisions will not be good for the development of the region,” he said.

Atwoli switched camps after former Prime Minister Raila Odinga lost to Ruto in the 2022 polls. The COTU leader has been voicing support and working with Ruto.

By Fred Azelwa.