COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli now claims he did not lobby for Dik Dik road in Kileleshwa to be named after him insisting he is bigger than the road in discussion.
Addressing journalists in Nakuru on Thursday, the 70-year-old insisted he has never met the person who proposed the road to be named after him.
“I was told that I was going to be honored. I did not lobby for that. I can’t lobby for a small road. It’s just being envious for nothing,” he said.
Atwoli maintains Kenya’s greats should have roads, stadia, parks et al named after them when they are still alive as opposed to the recurring culture of naming them after the dead.
“Let heroes be celebrated when they’re alive, don’t name a road after me when I’m dead, I will curse you,” Atwoli threatened.
The COTU boss claims a person of his stature should have the busy Jogoo road named after him and not the little Dik Dik road.
I need a bigger road than that… should’ve named Jogoo Road, formerly Donholm Road in Eastlands where I was born, after me,” he said.
‘They should’ve named Jogoo Road after me,’ Francis Atwoli now says as he blames vandalism on envy https://t.co/oo8nPfWa5P— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) June 17, 2021