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COTU boss Francis Atwoli now has city road named after him

The Nairobi County government has renamed one of the city’s roads after Central Organisation of Trade Union (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli.

In the move fronted by Deputy Governor Anne Kananu Mwenda on Thursday, the Dik Dik road in Kileleshwa, near State House Girls’ High School is now Francis Atwoli Road.

Atwoli took to Twitter to offer his appreciation, where he acknowledged that it was a gift to the entire COTU organization.

COTU Sec Gen Francis Atwoli convenes at the newly renamed Dik Dik Road in Kileleshwa. PHOTO/COURTESY

“I want to thank the leadership of Nairobi County, under @annkananu_, for this great honour and recognition of services to the Government of the day, the community and Worker’s at large,” Atwoli said.

He pledged COTU’s support to the county government leadership, currently under Kananu and Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General Mohamed Badi.

COTU Sec gen Francis Atwoli shakes hands with Nairobi County Deputy Governor Anne Kananu Mwenda during the launch of the Francis Atwoli Road. PHOTO/COURTESY

“We will continue offering our unwavering support to the leadership of the County,” Atwoli added.

In a similar fashion, the Nairobi County Assembly passed a motion in March to rename Accra Road after former Ford Asili leader, Kenneth Matiba.

“This assembly urges the county executive and NMS to rename Accra Road in Nairobi Central Ward to Kenneth Matiba Road in honour of the pro-democracy icon. He was a pioneer in pressing for the return of multiparty democracy in the 1990s,” Nairobi Central MCA Daniel Ngegi, who moved the motion said.

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