Sonko vows to clean-up Nairobi, replicate Rwanda success

Sonko vows to clean-up Nairobi, replicate Rwanda success
Governor-elect, Mike Sonko, took part in a cleaning exercise within the CBD on Saturday, August 19 2017.

Days after launching a general cleaning exercise dubbed Operation Safisha Mji, Nairobi Governor-elect Mike Mbuvi Sonko has vowed to keep the city clean, replicating Rwanda’s prowess in conserving the environment.

Speaking after attending President Paul Kagame’s inauguration ceremony in Kigali on Friday, Sonko revealed that he wants to follow in the footsteps of Rwanda, which has managed to sustain a clean environment by setting aside a national day where Rwandese volunteer to clean streets and dig drainage ditches.

“Littering is not something done in Kigali, plastic bags are illegal and confiscated at the point of entry into Rwanda, and you get kindly admonished not to walk on the grass.  The well-maintained and grassy roundabouts are places where newly-weds have their pictures taken. This can be done in Nairobi too,” read a statement from his official Facebook page.

The cleaning exercise will take place across the county with removal of campaign posters, unblocking sewers, clearing mounds of garbage and adopting a responsible garbage disposal mechanism.

On Saturday, August 19, Sonko took part in a cleaning exercise within Nairobi Central Business District.

So far, the activation has set off in Gikomba and Muthurwa markets, which are among the filthiest open air markets in the city.


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