COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has broken his silence talking hours after the road sign that was named in his honour was pulled down by unknown people.
The road sign was launched days ago on Thursday 27 May 2021 in the presence of Nairobi County governor Anne Kanunu and other leaders.
Condemning the issue while calling on the police to act swiftly, the unionist stated that the act ammounted to impunity and primitivity.
“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 road renaming had attracted public outrage from netizens who never took it kindly to rename the former DikDik road after the COTU boss.
“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.
Following the renaming, Atwoli had expressed his hapiness and gratitude to the team for the kind gesture.
“I am really grateful for this kind gesture. No one has honoured me in this way. Thank you madam Governor,” he stated.
The road forms part of the recently renamed roads in the Country, with the recent one’s being Accra Road that was renamed to Kenneth Matiba road and Eastleigh first avenue renamed Yusuf Hajji avenue.
Years back in 2016, Forest Road was renamed after the great environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, while Cross Road in the CBD was renamed after veteran multi-partyism crusader Charles Rubia.
The City centre’s road between City Hall Annex and Cardinal Otunga Plaza to Uhuru Highway is currently Cardinal Otunga Road.