Over the last week, social media was awash with reactions following the installation of the controversial “Francis Atwoli Road” sign in one of the city’s suburbs.
The signpost in Kileleshwa was later vandalized by local residents just days after it was erected.
This did not go down very well with the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General whose name had been etched on the city road as a way of honouring him.
In a series of social media posts, an angry Atwoli put on notice vandals who brought it down and even warned that CCTV cameras had been installed in the area adjacent to Dik Dik Gardens in the plush Nairobi estate.
He added that the law would take its course on those involved in what he called “vandalism and impunity”.
Fast forward to a few days after the re-election of the road sign and it has now become apparent that Atwoli’s tough talk of CCTV cameras in the area actually held no weight and was just a threat to scare away potential fixers of the grave mistake that overseen by Nairobi Deputy Governor Anne Kananu.
According to faux activist Boniface Mwangi, a spot check in the area revealed that Atwoli’s supposed CCTV cameras are actually just a group of thugs hired to sleep around Dik Dik Gardens while “watching” the road sign.
Mwangi, who had just returned into the country from another one of his Muzungu-funded trips managed to capture some of the faces of the hooligans under Atwoli’s payroll.
“His CCTV is goons. We shall avoid confrontations but the sign will come down,” he wrote.