COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli has reacted after the street sign that was named in his honor was pulled by unknown people
Atwoli’s street sign was unveiled on Thursday by Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu in sight of other leaders.
Hours after its dispatch it had already been vandalized and pulled down.
condeming the act, Atwoli noticed that the incident amounted to crudeness and impunity of the highest order.
“In a country that believes in rule of law, there are procedures and processes to be followed when unsatisfied. I am against anarchy. However, the police will look into that,” he stated.
The sign had brought about shock and outrage from Kenyans online who didn’t see it fit to have the street renamed.
The street some time ago known as DikDik Road was renamed Francis Atwoli Road, after the veteran trade unionist.
“This road has been renamed after my good friend and brother bwana Francis Atwoli in recognition of his selfless contribution and agitating for the rights of the Kenyan workers in the last 54 years,” Kananu noted.
Talking during the event, Atwoli expressed his thanks for the honor.
“I am really grateful for this kind gesture. No one has honoured me in this way. Thank you madam Governor,” he stated.