BLOCKED DRAINAGES

What happened to Sonko’s clean-up of the nation’s capital?

Responsibility of keeping it clean does not only lie on the county government

In Summary

• Lanes are worst-hit with all sorts of dirt collecting everywhere with street families and drug users making them their home. 

• Combined efforts of the two have the potential to make the city clean and attractive. 

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko speaks during the flagging off of clean-up equipment at City Hall last year on May 4.
NEGLECTED STREETS: Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko speaks during the flagging off of clean-up equipment at City Hall last year on May 4.
Image: MAUREEN KINYANJUI

Most parts of lower Nairobi have completely been neglected as major roads leading to CBD become receivers of garbage. 

Nowadays, walking in some parts of the city especially during rainy seasons is really annoying due to the muddy state of the road plus stagnating water in potholes, not forgetting blocked drainage.  

Lanes are worst-hit with all sorts of dirt collecting everywhere with street families and drug users making them their home. 

Nairobi is the nation's capital. The responsibility of keeping it clean does not only lie on the county government but the state too. 

Combined efforts of the two have the potential to make the city clean and attractive. By the way, what happened to Governor Mike Sonko's monthly clean-up exercise? 

Nairobi