Roselinda Simiyu Atwoli, the ex-wife of Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli on Monday, July 11, pleaded with Deputy President William Ruto to pay her child’s school fees.
During a rally at Natiriri in Bungoma county, Roselinda claimed that Atwoli had abandoned his financial duties.
Consequently, her son has not attended school since the year (2022) began.
“Kuna mtu mmoja ambaye ameacha mabibi hata mtoto. Mheshimiwa Ruto, I’m addressing you, niko na mtoto ambaye tangu mwaka uanze hajawahi enda shuleni,
“Najua Atwoli amekutukana, najua amekwambia matusi lakini on behalf of a mother, nisaidie mtoto ande shuleni,”
Roselinda, who is seeking the Bungoma woman Representative position, came to the limelight after she defected to Ruto’s led United Democratic Alliance (UDA). Her defection elicited mixed reactions from members of the public.
Shortly after she defected, Atwoli took to his official Twitter account to disown her as a member of his family.
“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,” Atwoli wrote at the time.