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You’ve failed city, lobby tells Kidero

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero  exchanges Memorandum of Understanding documents with Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations chairman Richard Nyaga (centre) and chief executive Henry Ochieng  in Nairobi yesterday. Photo/BENARD ORWONGO

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero was yesterday confronted by members of the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (Kara) over poor service delivery.

Members of the associations complained over traffic congestion, poor solid waste management system, uncontrolled development of illegal structures and land grabbing.

They also lamented about cashless payment, street lighting, security, county fees and charges, overlapping regulations and inter-county business hurdles. However, Kidero acknowledged that there are some challenges regarding efficient and effective service delivery and pledged his government is ready to work with various stakeholders to find sustainable solutions.

The governor said Nairobi has greatly improved on global liveability, security and ease of doing business indices fronts. Kidero blamed skewed revenue allocation formula for the slow pace of development in the city adding that the county has a huge wage bill of Sh18 billion against the National government’s allocation of Sh14 billion annually.

The county chief said the devolved unit is suffering a bloated workforce of 11,000 employees while the county only needs 6,000. The garbage menace was also singled out as the most inhibiting factor for development, with the worst affected areas being estates.

Speaking after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Kara and the county government, Kidero called for peaceful campaigns ahead of the August 8 elections.

“We pray for peace during campaigns and elections to ensure the stability of Nairobi.” Kidero urged developers to submit their building plans saying more than 1,000 residents have died in collapsed buildings in Nairobi in the last few years.

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