PROFILE

Francis Atwoli: 'Fame, force and fury' of veteran trade unionist

Uhuru has described him is the most flamboyant defender of workers’ rights in Kenya since Tom Mboya

In Summary

• Born in 1947 in Kakamega County, Atwoli joined the labour force as an employee of the then East African Posts and Telecommunications Corporation aged 19.

• He later joined the trade union movement in 1967 as a shop steward from where he rose through the ranks to be Cotu boss.

Francis Lumasayi Atwoli is engaging in an interesting — perhaps nonsensical — fight over the renaming of a road in Kileleshwa after him.

The Nairobi government on May 27 renamed Dik Dik Road ...

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