Raila Junior tweeted about roadside car wash bays and Twitter exploded

Raila Junior tweeted about roadside car wash bays and Twitter exploded
File image of Raila Junior Odinga. PHOTO| COURTESY

Raila Junior Odinga has come under heavy bashing from Kenyans on Twitter after calling for a ban on washing of cars by the roadside in Nairobi’s upmarket areas.

The Opposition leader’s son shared an image of a young man washing a car by the roadside accompanied by the caption: “At the risk of sounding unpopular I wish there was a bylaw that made it illegal to wash your car at the roadside in #Lavington.”

While a number of online users agreed with him, a majority condemned him for what they termed as disregard for the many jobless youth who have resorted to manual jobs like washing cars to make a living.

Raila Junior argued that car washing bays should be restricted to certain areas, further saying it was “ludicrous” to have people washing cars wherever they wish.

“People need to understand that adherence of laws and policies apply to everyone, it’s not about being privileged, this city needs law and order proper zoning and safety standards. These are the difficult conversations we need to have,” said Junior.

He added: “Nairobi county is mandated to create safe car washing bays, this idea of someone popping up a carwash where ever they feel like is ludicrous.”



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