Nairobi governor, Johnson Sakaja, on Thursday, June 1, responded to a viral video of a dangerous bridge in Kayole estate.
Sakaja assured the residents that his administration was fixed on solving the issue that had sparked uproar online.
"It is actually not a bridge. It is a trunk sewer that is been there for decades. You can see the road on the side.
"Our engineers at Nairobi Water are on-site sorting the spillage issues," Sakaja stated.
Sakaja's response was, however, met with mixed reactions. Some praised him for his swift action, while others wondered why he had to be pushed by area residents to act.
"It has been over a year. Did the county government not notice raw sewage spilling into the river?" one questioned.
"This structure was built as a bridge to pass above over the sewage. It is, however, incomplete with no rails to protect pedestrians," another added.
Others praised Sakaja stating," Thank you for your attention, we are fixing this nation slowly together."
Kenyans pointed Sakaja to curb an impending danger at the bridge popularly known as Siranga Bridge. The structure connecting Obama and Kayole estates is said to be used by minors and other school children, thus risking their lives.
The uncontrolled sewerage system from one side of the estates drains into the Nairobi River, polluting the water body which traverses the county.
"This sewerage system has been like this for the past one year, nothing has been done. It drains into the river," the resident explained.
He suggested the bridge be fitted with railings since children use it to cross over to school and other areas.
"The distance from the bridge to the ground is quite high. Chances of a child surviving are minimal if he or she falls off," the concerned resident lamented.