NMS Director Mohammed Badi shares insight on managing Nairobi
Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Director General Mohammed Badi says managing the capital city was not a walk in the park.
The military officer was handed temporary charge to manage crucial aspects of the city, including service delivery, by former president Uhuru Kenyatta.
This followed an outcry over the capacity of then governor Mike Sonko.
Sonko was eventually impeached by the Members of the County Assembly (MCA) and Senate who accused him of among other, abuse of office.
Badi’s reign lasted two years and he recently handed over to new governor Johnson Sakaja.
“It’s been challenging to run Nairobi County for two years,” he pointed out.
“Being a military man with a political position comes with challenges. I took over when most services had been run down so it was not easy.”
Badi’s reign will be remembered for among others the installation of walk ways within the central business district (CBD) and the renovation of Uhuru Park.
He however appeared to struggle with keeping the city clean, especially during the last days of his reign.