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Francis Atwoli Hits again

Francis Atwoli,Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General, now says he did not lobby for the road in Kileleshwa to be named after him, neither has he met the person who proposed him.


Speaking during a press address on Thursday in Nakuru, the COTU secretary general insisted Dik Dik road was renamed the Francis Atwoli road by the county government due to his contributions to the city.


According to Atwoli, the suggestion was made in the Nairobi County Assembly by an MCA from Ngara and the response was unanimous and that he had absolutely nothing to do with it, neither did he plan for it nor think of it.


He said if it were up to him, or had he been asked, then he would’ve chosen a more prominent road to be named after him in the city, further citing envy as the major contributing factor to the constant vandalism of the road sign.


“I have never met the boy who did the proposal (for the road to be named after me), I’m told the young man is an MCA from Ngara, and when he mentioned my name the Assembly went wild, it was unanimous. I was just told that on such a day they would be honouring me and that if I’m around I should avail myself,” he said.


“I didn’t lobby for that, I don’t need to lobby for such a small road, I’m known worldwide. These small road people who are making noise, it is just about being envious for nothing. Let heroes be celebrated when they’re alive, don’t name a road after me when I’m dead, I will curse you. I was born in Nairobi, I lived in Nairobi, I need a bigger road than that, they should’ve name Jogoo Road, formerly Donhol Road in Eastlands where I was born, after me.”

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Central Organization of Trade Unions Dik Dik Francis Atwoli Nairobi County Assembly Nakuru

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