Nairobi News

Must ReadWhat's Hot

Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja shares ‘first 100 days’ achievements

Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has shared what he says are his achievements after 100 days in office.

The youthful politician explained, via graphical format on his Twitter page, that he’d rehabilitated 44 km of roads during that spell.

He, however, stopped short of naming the said roads.

Sakaja, who has in the past served as nominated MP and Nairobi Senator, also lists meeting with stakeholders from the transport meetings as an achievement.

He claimed such meetings ‘have never been held before’ and will help ease traffic congestion in the capital city.

The transport menace has however proved a political headache for the soft-spoken Sakaja after he received a public lashing from Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua for reportedly removing public service vehicles from the Central Business District (CBD).

Sakaja meanwhile asserts that his government has installed, maintained, and replaced a total of 1,557 streetlights.

“My government has also distributed 233 computers in various hospitals to facilitate the processing of NHIF claims,” he adds.

The former senator also lists an increase in garbage collection as an achievement, as well as holding the Nairobi festival for the first time ever in the country’s history.

The festival was held at Uhuru Park during the festive season.

Not done, Sakaja says he not only now pays the county staff on time, but also has approved a budget for 17 kitchens to be built ahead of the school feeding program.

Sakaja won the Nairobi gubernatorial seat with 699,392 votes in the August 2022 polls.

He vied for the seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket, defeating his main rival Polycarp Igathe of the Jubilee party who got 573,518 votes.

Upon assuming office, Sakaja has faced a hard time balancing the interests of various stakeholders four months after assuming office.

Also read: Mumias East MP Peter Salasya opens up on jealously, competition among politicians

Karibu sana! James Orengo welcomes Ruto to Raila’s backyard

WATCH: Makerere University disowns male ‘student’ caught kneeling for forgiveness