Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko may have reasons to smile but most residents of Nairobi are not amused by mountains of garbage, shabby streets, and a blocked drainage system, choking the once green city in the sun!
Many residents now regard the city as an eyesore, with dirty unkempt streets and lanes overlying with heaps of uncollected rotting garbage! Matters are not helped by an army of street families begging, eating and defecating in the open! One would be pardoned to assume the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS), an entity that “overthrew” governor Mike Sonko’s administration is on prolonged holiday!
An army of hawkers filling every space elbowing out pedestrians into crowded streets complete the picture of a city long gone to the dogs
An army of hawkers filling every space elbowing out pedestrians into crowded streets complete the picture of a city long gone to the dogs. This warns NGO council of Kenya board chairman Mr Stephen Cheboi is unacceptable. NMS and NEMA owe Nairobians a clean environment.
He said Nairobi residents pay taxes to fund operations of the county government, however, the city is now going into ‘total rot” as if nobody is in charge! Cheboi said the council is alarmed that since NEMA launched a clean-up of the Nairobi River and its environs in 2018 following a presidential directive, little has happened. City streets become impassable every time it rains due to blocked drainage and in some parts of the city buildings have been constructed on a sewer line, he said.
Cheboi wants NEMA to work closely with NMS to clean up city streets, lanes and pavements to the standards that former town clerk James Gakuo is remembered for, re-locating hawkers into well designed, clean lanes and reduce congestion.
There’s no story that cannot be told. We cover the stories that others don’t want to be told, we bring you all the news you need. If you have tips, exposes or any story you need to be told bluntly and all queries write to us [email protected] also find us on twitter.