Embakasi MP Babu Owino has advised the COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli to erect an electric fence around his sign post to bar intruders from bringing it down.
Babu Owino’s advice came just hours after unknown individuals vandalized the sign post by burning it to ashes.
“I want to request Hon. Francis Atwoli to put an electric fence around the signage to keep off some members of the evil society who are pretending to belong to civil society.” Wrote Babu Owino.
According to pictures, and video going around on social media, they showed someone armed with a huge blazing fire burning the same.
In subsequent pictures, it showed the signpost had been burnt down to ashes using car tires that had surrounded it.
However, Atwoli in a rejoinder to the yet to be known motive, condemned the act and pointed out that road sign was an act of honour by Nairobians for his years of service.
“Bringing down an honorary road sign under my name doesn’t hurt me. On the flip side, it will haunt those who are behind it for life, those who are behind it. For how does it benefit them? How do you sleep at night knowing you are a vandal?
“My name is all over the world and one doesn’t require a street signage for them to know who Francis Atwoli is. The name will live in posterity taking into account my years of selfless service to the workers in Kenya and the world,” said Atwoli.
— Francis Atwoli NOM (DZA), CBS, EBS, MBS. (@AtwoliDza) June 15, 2021
In May 2021, when vandals first pulled down the post, the COTU Sec-Gen stated that a CCTV camera would be installed to catch the culprits, a move that irked several Kenyans on social media.
This shocking news came to Mr. Francis Atwoli at a time when he is still celebrating his re-election as a member of the International Labour Organization.
The post has since be restored.