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Under fire Sonko rushes to Raila for help on how to run Nairobi

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko held consultative talks with opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday morning on “the state of the city”.

The meeting at Mr Odinga’s Capitol Hill office was held at the request of Governor Sonko.

Sonko shared with Mr Odinga the challenges he is facing running the capital, singling out garbage management as the biggest headache facing his administration.

He told Mr Odinga that plans for setting up a recycling plant at Dandora dumpsite are at advanced stage and residents will be encouraged to collect garbage and sell them to the plant.


“The governor also cited staffing as a problem, expressing fears that City Hall could be having hundreds of ghost workers whom he plans to weed out by introducing a biometric identification system,” a statement from Mr Odinga’s spokesperson said.

Mr Odinga urged the governor to borrow a leaf from the Narc and grand coalition government administrations on the creation of by-passes and super highways in and around Nairobi.

“A time comes when you just need to put your feet down, identify a company and award tenders so that the work can start,” Mr Odinga said.