COTU boss Francis Atwoli has reacted to the vandalism of a road sign that was named in his honor in Kileleshwa, Nairobi.
The road formerly known as DikDik Road was renamed Francis Atwoli Road on Thursday May 27, with Nairobi County Deputy Governor Anne Kananu Mwenda witnessing the event.
“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 at the event that was attended by the trade unionist.
However, the road sign that had been raised at the road was pulled down by unknown people. Photos of the vandalized road sign were widely spread on social media on Sunday morning.
Atwoli has, however, condemned the incident, saying that it only amounted to impunity and primitiveness.
According to Atwoli, anyone who might have felt unsatisfied should have followed necessary procedures and processes stated in law to challenge the renaming of the road.
He noted that the police will deal with the matter.
“Vandalization is impunity and primitiveness. 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,” Atwoli noted via his official Twitter handle.
This was not, however, the first road to be renamed by the Nairobi County government.
In 2021, Accra Road was renamed Kenneth Matiba road and Eastleigh first avenue renamed Yusuf Hajji avenue.