Transport CS, Sonko ordered to fix Nairobi drainage system


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In Summary

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Transport ministry to work with county officials after recent floods exposed Nairobi's poor drainage system.
  • Cabinet Secretary James Macharia and Governor Mike Sonko are now expected to spearhead repairs and expansion of the city drainage structure.
  • The president was speaking after commissioning the first phase of the Ngong Road dual carriageway.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Transport ministry to work with county officials after recent floods exposed Nairobi’s poor drainage system.

Cabinet Secretary James Macharia and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko are now expected to spearhead repairs and expansion of the drainage structure in the city.

“ I do not want to see people drowning in the city next year because of poor drainage,” President Kenyatta said during the commission of the first phase of Ngong Road dual carriageway on Thursday.

The president also ordered speedy enforcement of the Rapid Bus Transport plan that is set to ease movement of Nairobi residents within the city and its suburbs.

“We are constructing roads not only for those who own cars but also for those who use public transport. Nairobi residents must be assured of a system that is affordable, efficient and convenient,” President Kenyatta said.

He also reiterated the need for relevant authorities to ensure that roads are in good condition to avoid spending more money on major repairs.

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