In Summary
  • The county government is also engaged in road repairs within the CBD as well as garbage collection.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has directed owners of buildings within the central business district and its environs to repaint them.

Mr Sonko said the directive, which took effect Thursday, was part of the ongoing beautification project in the city.

He said there was need to make Nairobi look beautiful since it’s the hub of several multinational companies and headquarters for several world organisations.

“We need to invest in transforming the city to continue attracting more foreign investors,” he said.

Mr Sonko said despite Nairobi being known for high-rise modern buildings in East Africa and the beauty associated with its tag – The Green City in the Sun – some buildings were in a dilapidated state as they have not been repainted for a long time.

“Nairobi is a commercial hub. We should make sure that it is beautiful and clean. All buildings should be repainted.

"Owners have a choice to either maintain their original colours or change them as they please,” the governor said on Thursday during an impromptu tour of the CBD.

He was accompanied by acting Environment Executive, who is also in charge of Roads, Mahmoud Dagane, and ICT’s Charles Kerich.

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