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RE: BEREAVEMENT

To: All Executive Board Members
All General Secretaries
COTU (K) Affiliates

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It is with deep sorrow and profound shock that we notify you of the sudden and unfortunate death of BRO. MAERO TINDI, who until his death was the Central Organization of Trade Unions, COTU (K)’s 1st Signing Trustee and General Secretary of one of COTU (K)’s strongest affiliate trade unions, the Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers (AUKMW).

The late Bro. Tindi died this morning Monday 31st December, 2012 at Aga-Khan Hospital, Nairobi after a long battle with the cancer of the colon.

Indeed this is a great loss for the country’s Labour Movement of one of the most dedicated and experienced Labour Leaders whom both COTU (K) and the Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers (AUKMW) heavily relied upon for his wise counsel and in him we have lost a man of repute who stood firm in defense of the lowly placed workers throughout his life and could go to any length in championing for their rights.

We are in close consultation with his immediate family members and will soon revert to you with a detailed funeral program for your possible subsequent engagement and involvement.

Meanwhile we urge all of us to join hands in praying to the Almighty God to give both his colleagues in the Labour Movement and family members the strength and energy to endure during these difficult moments.

Thank you.
Yours fraternally,

Francis Atwoli, EBS, MBS
SECRETARY GENERAL