Governor Sonko Warns Nairobi Residents of Arrest

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Thursday warned residents of arrest should they be found trespassing in areas where flowers and grass have been planted.

    Governor Sonko noted that residents should avoid areas in and out of the Central Business District - specifically Mombasa Road and Uhuru Highway - where grasses and flowers have been planted in the ongoing beautification exercise.

    "Please keep off grass and flowers. Trespassers will be Prosecuted.

    "Beautification of Mombasa Road and Uhuru Highway has no doubt given Nairobi City a new look making it the city of choice to invest, work and live in," he stated.

    Through his Facebook account, the Governor attached a video depicting workers planting grasses along a major highway

    Mr Sonko highlighted that maintaining such scenes beautifies the city and subsequently makes it convenient for investors.

    He cited Article 42 of our Constitution which stipulates that every Kenyan has the right to a clean and healthy environment.

    A month ago, the Governor had stated that the county government would plant flowers and grass along major roads and pavements within the CBD.

    "Nairobi is a commercial hub.We need to invest in transforming it to continue attracting more tourists and investors," he stated.

    His efforts are similar to those of former Governor Evans Kidero whose beautification plan faced the challenge of unpredictable weather patterns and human interference.

    The flowers planted by Kidero's administration ahead of the visit by former US President Barrack Obama and Pope Francis died off for lack of water and trampling by passersby. 

    [caption caption="Mike Sonko with other county officials (Twitter)"][/caption]

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