‘put an electric fence around it' babu owino advice atwoli following the vandalization of road sign

Babu Owino and Francis Atwoli [photo courtesy]>

Babu Owino and Francis Atwoli [photo courtesy]

by Beatrice Ambasa June 16, 2021

Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has decided to give his two cents following the repeated vandalization of the Francis Atwoli road sign.

Babu Owino advised the COTU Boss to secure the road sign by using electric fences around, further adding that the individuals behind the burning of the road sign could be members of civil society.

"I want to request @AtwoliDza 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," Babu stated.

The Nairobi County government put up the road sign in Nairobi's posh Kileleshwa Estate.

In a ceremony presided by acting Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu and attended by the COTU-K Secretary-General, the road was unveiled on May 27th to recognize Atwoli's efforts.

A few days later, the sign was pulled down with claims that the Kileleshwa Residents Association had rejected the sentiment.

On May 30th, Atwoli announced that the sign had been re-erected at the same location, claiming that CCTV cameras had been placed to keep off vandals.

In what seems to be a politicized endeavor, the sign was on Monday night set ablaze after news of Atwoli's fourth re-election to the International Labour Organization (ILO) governing body.