PHOTOS: Pomp, colour characterize Labour Day fete

President William Ruto and COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli (right) during Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens. [PCS]

Kenyans on Monday, May 1, 2023, celebrated the achievements of workers in an event led by Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli and graced by President William Ruto.

The event held at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi, the first under Ruto's presidency, was also attended by Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary Florence Bore, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Prime CS Musalia Mudavadi and a host of other Kenya Kwanza Alliance leaders.

Attendees who braved the mid-morning chill were treated to memorable parades by a section of worker groups including teacher unions and select manufacturing companies which displayed their wares and the capacity of their workforce -  a favourite of the holiday.

Below are some of the photos from the event:

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, Prime CS Musalia Mudavadi and DP Rigathi Gachagua during the fete. [PCS]
COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli shares a hearty moment with Prime CS Musalia Mudavadi. [PCS]
COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli welcomes President William Ruto to the Labour celebrations. [PCS]
Happy Labour Day Mr President! [PCS]
Francis Atwoli guides President William Ruto as workers march by. [PCS]
A section of the dignitaries during Labour Day celebrations. [PCS]
Cabinet Secretaries Nakhumicha Wafula and Davis Chirchir were among a section of CSs in attendance. [PCS]
Kuppet secretary general Akello Misori (left) during the fete. [PCS]
An elderly woman follows Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens. [PCS]
A section of the crowd joins dancers in a jig during the celebrations. [PCS]
Traditional dancers entertain guests during the fete. [PCS]
Bata workers display merchandise under their brand. [PCS]
 Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) representatives cheer during the celebrations. [PCS]
BM security in action. [PCS]
Pineapple anyone? [PCS]
Agriculture is the future! [PCS]
Kenya Power showcases how it accesses transformers. [PCS]