How can you achieve a global class city when everything in this country (Kenya) is tied to 2027 electoral politics?
By Francis Onditi
Fixing Nairobi City and other major towns is a question of discipline and common sense:
Deal with the rogue constructors, instil discipline among matatu operators, create safe spaces in dense slum zones and ensure you provide the digital capability to slum dwellers to allow them to thrive in a landscape they understand most.
Why don’t we liaise with other Counties and support the idea of a mass exodus from the city to rural areas?
It is simple: create a Provident or Investment Fund to incentivise those willing to set up an economic base in rural and allow an organic sort of balancing to take effect.
I can assure you, there are millions of Kenyans willing to relocate to rural settings.
The National government together with the Counties should make air transport easy and affordable to ordinary Kenyans.
Kenyans still suffer British (or should I say bruitish) colonial mindset that boarding a flight is a reserve of the political class and the elites. Everyone should drop this retrogressive mentality.
South Africa managed to address similar challenges in Khayelistsha, Western Cape (around UCT).
Recent statistics from Khayel have shown a significant drop in crime, and violence. So, how did Western Cape Municipality fix this?
Again, no single solution, but one true pathway is empowering the slum dwellers with ICT and instilling discipline in both service providers and consumers around CT.
It is a shame in a capital city like Nairobi, we are still yapping on which TRIBE has the highest votes for whom? And who has the clout to control the City?