COTU Secretary General has reacted to his road sign in Kileleshwa getting vandalized yet again.
This is the second time in as many days that the sign has been brought down, only few days after Nairobi Governor Anne Kananu commissioned it.
While condemning the vandalization of the road signpost named after him, the outspoken SG termed the act as primitive.
“Vandalization is impunity and primitiveness. In a country that believes in the Rule of Law, there are procedures and processes to be followed when unsatisfied. I am against anarchy. However, the police will look into that.” a displeased Atwoli wrote on Twitter.
The move to name the road after Francis Atwoli raised eyebrows with Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdulahi and blogger Robert Alai castigating the move.
“Total disgrace to name a street in Nairobi after Atwoli. What are we telling poor workers he abandoned for the sake of my beloved Jubilee? He is a billionare in a country where labour is enslaved by capital owners. He dines/wines with the rich/powerful & is disdained of poor,” stated Ahmednasir.
“A Francis Atwoli Road is an insult to Kenyan Worker,” condemned Alai.
On his part, activist Boniface Mwangi said that Kenyans are rising.
“Kenyans are rising up! We shall protect our roads from and streets from vile road signs,” Boniface Mwangi tweeted.
However, the President of the Law Society of Kenya Nelson Havi, supported that move calling it freedom of expression and right to demonstrate.
“Pulling down statutes and illegal road signs glorifying impunity is part and parcel of freedom of expression and right to demonstrate given under Articles 33 & 37 of The Constitution. Ann Kananu is in office illegally. Francis Atwoli represents what we should not remember,” Nelson Havi stated.
LSK President accompanied his tweets with some images showing statues that have been pulled down from different parts of the world.