In Summary
  • Suspicious characters have been given sanctuary at City Hall and allowed to run roughshod over everybody.

The problem with Nairobi is poor leadership.

Its leadership has changed hands every electoral cycle but without making any difference.

However, now the city could have hit its lowest under the leadership of Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.

City Hall has become a den of sorts where influence peddlers ply their trade.

Clearly, no meaningful engagement on the future of Nairobi can take place in an environment where intimidation and political patronage overrides everything else.

The Governor must understand that Nairobi is the heart of the nation.

It is the seat of government and a thriving trade hub.

Comparatively, it is the most successful and expansive city in the region, boasting of heavy international presence, including a United Nations agency headquarters, the only one of its kind in this part of the world.

A report published elsewhere in this edition tells of a leadership that is bereft of ideas.

Administrative, legislative, structural and financial pillars that hold any organisation are slowly becoming dysfunctional.

Service delivery is horribly poor. Suspicion and witch-hunting are the order of the day.


Security has worsened as criminals take control of the city.

Traffic jams and road indiscipline have become the new normal.

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