Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has hit the ground running, a few days after being sworn into office.
Touring various parts of the city on Saturday morning, Sakaja promised to resolve the garbage issues in the city.
“I have given firm directions on resolving the current garbage problem across Nairobi in the next few days. We will have a city of order, dignity, hope and opportunity for all.”
Keeping the city clean is one among other promises that Sakaja has made to Nairobians.
During his swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, Sakaja has pledged to put an end to harassment of small scale traders in Nairobi by county inspectorate officers, commonly known as “kanjos”.
The new Nairobi governor said he will stop harassment of traders and hawkers who do not have designated areas to sell their wares.
Mr Sakaja also maintained that no trader will again be chased and bungled into the rusty City Hall vehicles by county askaris as part of his promise to build a Nairobi whose hallmark is order and dignity for all.
“The days of innocent traders and hawkers plying their trade in the streets because the administration has not provided for them areas to trade being chased and bungled into rusty contraptions by my good officers in the county are over,” said Mr Sakaja.
He said that every Nairobi resident must be given an opportunity to conduct business peacefully and make a living for themselves.
“We must give our people the opportunity to do business, to thrive and be who they are supposed to be because everyone wants just about the same thing, to go about their business peacefully and make something for themselves and guarantee their children just like us, a future,” he said.
The UDA party politician also said the wanton demolition of structures by the Nairobi County government will also be a thing of the past.
“Our people deserve dignity. The days of leaving your house and coming back in the evening to find a demolished structure are over,” said Mr Sakaja.
He said his focus will be on building a new Nairobi that will be a first class county without second class citizens. A county, he says, that is led by a government not focused on those with millions of shillings in their accounts but those with millions of ideas in their minds.
The fourth governor of Nairobi also committed to ensure there is access to clean, reliable and adequate water, adding that decent and affordable housing is not the preserve of a few but the right of all.