Pauline Njoroge appointment to Tourism authority revoked after old Facebook post resurfaces


Pauline Njoroge appointment to Tourism authority revoked after old Facebook post resurfaces

The appointment of Pauline Njoroge as a member of the Tourism Regulatory Authority has been revoked.

Tourism CS Najib Balala said he had not known that she had posted negative statements on social media about the Nairobi National Park.

“I am revoking Pauline Njoroge’s appointment as a board member of the Tourism Regulatory Authority because we have just seen what she had tweeted in the past that Nairobi National Park was useless. We do not want to be associated with such people and such thinking,” he said in a statement on Saturday.

Balala thanked Kenyans on social media for bringing her posts to his attention saying it highlighted what they missed when doing a background check on her.

In October 2019, Pauline Njoroge penned a lengthy post on her Facebook page saying:

“By the way, how much revenue does the Nairobi National Park bring to this country. Isn’t there much more that can be done with it that can add more value? The only selling point of that park is that ‘It’s the only national park in a capital city in the world’ beyond that glamorous title, that else does it offer? The orphanage and the nature walk make economic sense…But the park? It does not make sense that in a congested city like Nairobi we can afford to have acres and acres of land in the name of a park when the is literally bursting at the seems with people…We even have to hold discussions on rerouting the SGR so as to have a park that is economically redundant!”

 

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