Francis Atwoli’s road signage replaced hours after it was set on fire

A road sign carrying Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli’s name has been replaced hours after it was sent on fire by vandals.

And Atwoli in a swift rejoinder said bringing down a road signage with his name does not hurt him, but it will haunt those behind it.

It was the second time the road sign was being vandalized by unknown people since the road in the upmarket Kileleshwa neighborhood was named after the firebrand trade unionist.

The road previously known as Dik Dik road was renamed Francis Atwoli in an elaborate ceremony attended by the Acting Nairobi City County governor Anne Kananu in the presence of Atwoli.

Activist Boniface Mwangi had promised to have the road sign vandalized when he visited the site and found two men guarding it. He also claimed that CCTV cameras had been placed to monitor and record any vandals that attempted to destroy the signage.

However, images shared on social media showed a well-planned operation to burn the signage with assorted old tires and other inflammable material wrapped around the signage and then set on set alight resulting into a bonfire that consumed the signage.

Immediately afterwards, official from the county government went to the site and erected another sign and it was not clear whether anybody had been arrested over the vandalism.

Atwoli said his name was all over the world and that one does not require a street signage for them to know who Francis Atwoli is.

“Bringing down an honorary road signage under my name doesn’t hurt me. On the flip side, it will haunt, for life, those who are behind it. For how does it benefit them? How do you sleep at night knowing you are a vandal?’’ Posed Atwoli.

Atwoli said his name will live in posterity for taking into account my years of selfless service to the workers in Kenya and the world. He said the signage was an act of honour bestowed on him by Nairobians taking into account his many

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