Nairobi News


City Hall staff to soon work in two shifts to ease traffic jam

Nairobi county government staff will join civil servants in working in shifts as part of efforts to ease traffic gridlock in the city.

The Public Service ministry has already written to all civil servants working and living in Nairobi to provide details of their areas of work and residence for the purposes of generating data that will help determine split working hours for public service.

City Hall has also asked its staff to provide similar information about the routes they use to and from work in a bid to regulate reporting and leaving time to work.

Lillian Maina, the County Public Service Management (PSM) chief officer, said that the information will be vital in determining the total number of public servants in Nairobi and the routes they use to and from work.


The targeted routes are Mombasa Road, Thika Road, Ngong Road, Limuru Road, Lang’ata Road, Jogoo Road, Juja Road and Waiyaki Way.

“As regards to the above, the following information is required; the number of staff in your sector or department, the routes or roads they normally use to and from work and their grades,” read in part the June 29 letter addressed to all chief administrative officers and copied to all chief officers at the county government.

The Nairobi Regeneration Programme team, co-chaired by Governor Mike Sonko and Tourism secretary Najib Balala, also aims to launch car-free days in Nairobi and youth market days in the city’s 17 sub-counties.