Sonko seeks help from national govt over garbage collection in the city

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko at his inauguration at Uhuru Park on August 21, 2017. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has pleaded with the national government to provide a lasting solution in garbage collections in the city.

Speaking during Jamhuru day on Tuesday in Nairobi, Sonko has said that they have embarked on a programme to upgrade roads in the city-county as well as planning to go digital to enhance revenue collections.

The governor added that they have recently launched 26 fire engines and ambulances that are now stations in all sub-counties of Nairobi as a way of improving and fastening services to the people.

“My desire is to ensure our people enjoy the fruit of independence as well as devolution in bringing services closer to the people,” Sonko said.

He further said that, they will strive to rich double-digit economic growth and reduce inflation to single digit.

“Nairobi remains the financial, transport and cultural center of East Africa,” He said.

Sonko promised that the city will continue to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, especially for the young people.

On the other hand, speaking on the same event, deputy president William Ruto has reiterated that the journey ahead led by president Uhuru Kenyatta will involve everyone and nobody should be left behind irrespective of how they voted.

He further said they celebrate those Kenyans who Voted for their competitors in opposition (NASA) as they made a competitive politics by ensuring that they (Jubilee) tastes all the institutions of the democracy.