A street sign honoring one of Kenya’s most prominent trade union leaders has opened a new front in the struggle between anti-corruption activists and the country’s political elite.
The naming of Francis Atwoli Road sparked an angry backlash from critics, who claimed that the streets in the capital, Nairobi were becoming politicized and that the 72-year-old workforce did not deserve the toll.
The clashes between the two sides centered on the black and white sign in the suburb of Kileleshwa, which was uprooted, replaced, burned and then restored. Atwoli, known for his rough style and chunky jewelry, has vowed to set up security cameras to keep him safe. Boniface Mwangi, the opposition figure, has vowed to tear with his own hands