Francis Atwoli
Lucy Wanjiru | Nation Media Group

Atwoli seeks to trademark 'alaa' after video goes viral

What you need to know:

  • Anyone who might wish to challenge Mr Atwoli’s bid to trade-mark the exclamations has to file opposition to Kipi before December 29.
  • Mr Atwoli – who has been the Cotu boss since 2001– hardly finishes an off-the-cuff speech without blurting out “alaa”.

You may soon have to get permission from or pay Mr Francis Atwoli to use the exclamations “alaa”, “alaaa” and “alaaaa” for branding purposes if the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) Secretary General gets a trademark he has applied for.

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