• Bringing down a honorary road signage  under my name doesn't hurt me.
  • Relevant authorities have embarked on restoring the signage once more. 
Francis Atwoli
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COTU Secretary-general Francis Atwoli has been a target of criticism since a sign post in his name was erected by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services. 

The road sign has been a target for vandalism by unknown Kenyans, and last night, it was set on fire. 

Atwoli has laughed off the actions of the vandals, terming it as a meaningless effort to tarnish his name. 

"Bringing down a 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?

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. 

If anything, the signage was just an act of honour bestowed to me by Nairobians taking into account my many years of service," Atwoli said. 

Relevant authorities have embarked on restoring the signage once more. 

This will be the second time it is restored. Weeks ago, the signage was uprooted by the determined vandals. 

Atwoli warned that CCTV Cameras had been installed in the area, daring the vandals to go for it again. 

Even though the vandals are unknown, activist Boniface Mwangi has publicly confessed that he will bring down the sign post.