A Member of Parliament wants the Mbagathi way in Nairobi named after ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Kangema Member of Parliament Muturi Kigano made the suggestion in the house on June 6, saying that Raila was responsible for the stability of Mbagathi way since he was the MP of Langata for more than a decade.
His submission was endorsed by Narok North MP Moitalele Kenta who argued that Raila is an icon who deserves such recognition.
The suggestion to rename Mbagathi way came as a proposal from the MPs amid a debate in the house proposing the renaming of Karura Forest after Nobel Laurette Wangari Maathai.
This proposal on Mbagathi way comes after a heated debate over the naming of Dik Dik road after COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli.
On May 27, Nairobi Deputy Governor Anne Kananu visited the location of Dik Dik road, and erected road signage with the name of Francis Atwoli in his presence.
The honor given to Atwoli sparked outrage, leading to the uprooting of the signage by unknown persons on May 30.
“Vandalization is impunity and primitiveness. In a country that believes in Rule of Law there are procedures and processes to be followed when unsatisfied. I am against anarchy. However, the police will look into that,” Atwoli tweeted.
The road sign was restored and security men placed on the spot to guard it. Atwoli dared the vandals to go after the road signage again.
Later, on July 15, Kenyans woke up to the news that the road signage had been set on fire by unknown vandals.
“Bringing down honorary road signage under my name doesn’t hurt me. On the flip side,it will haunt, for life, those who are behind it. For how does it benefit them? How do you sleep at night knowing you are a vandal?
My name is all over the world and one doesn’t require street signage for them to know who Francis Atwoli is. The name will live in posterity taking into account my years of selfless service to the workers in Kenya and the world,” Atwoli told off the vandals.
The road signage was once again restored and has not been removed since then.