Governor Kidero now blames Uhuru for traffic menace in the city
Nairobi county governor Dr Evans Kidero has blamed political interference for traffic jams in the city.
Dr Kidero cited a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta that supported the matatu industry.
He argued that the expression of support by President Kenyatta gave matatu operators in the city the moral authority to operate with disregard to city bylaws.
Dr Kidero made the remarks on Tuesday during the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa) round table meeting.
The governor also said traffic police officers in the city have refused to cede authority on traffic control to the county despite this being a devolved function.
However, city tycoon Chris Kirubi told off Dr Kidero, expressing his disappointment that he was blaming politics instead of doing his work.
“Do your work and stop blaming politics. There is no politics in cleaning the city. Do your work Mr Governor,” said Mr Kirubi.