CBO to petition Governor Nassir for pedestrian-friendly infrastructure

Members of the Mombasa Walk Movement traverse through the city./COURTESY

The Mombasa Walk Movement wants Governor Abdullswamad Sheriff Nassir to build pedestrian-friendly infrastructure in the county.

The Community-Based Organisation plans to petition Governor Nassir on Saturday to make Mombasa a walkable city by introducing pedestrian-friendly infrastructure.

The CBO is also proposing the county adopt policies, including making every third Saturday of the month a car-free day, to encourage more people to walk.

“Members of the movement who have crisscrossed the county have experienced the benefits and challenges as they walked to different destinations including all the sub-counties; Changamwe, Jomvu, Kisauni, Mvita, Kisauni, and Nyali,” read a statement from the CBO.

Mombasa Walk Movement Patron and Founder Major (Rtd) Idris Abdirahman with Governor Abdullswamad Sheriff Nassir./COURTESY

On Wednesday, Major (Rtd) Idris Abdirahman, patron and founder of the movement met with Mombasa Governor Abdullswamad Sheriff Nassir with regard to the petition.

“The petition also captures the need for the county to have connected walkable pathways, cycleways, and other infrastructure that will make it more welcoming for pedestrians,” the statement continued to read.

Members of the movement will traverse the county from all six sub-counties to Tononoka ground where they will hand over the petition to Governor Nassir.

The walk will start at 6 am and the petition will be handed over to the governor at 8 am.

“We urge the people of Mombasa to turn out this Saturday to support this noble idea that is aimed at making Mombasa a healthy city,” read the statement.