, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 16 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has ordered immediate repair works at the Ruai Sewerage treatment plant after it emerged that the facility’s deplorable state was contributing to pollution of the Nairobi River.
After touring the area on Friday, the governor said his administration would spare no cost in ensuring that it is fully functional and running well.
“I direct that repair works at the Ruai Treatment plant begin with immediate effect. The repairs should continue 24-7 until it is fully functional and running well. It is for our own good and we as a county government are prepared to meet any extra costs that come with it,” he said.
He further expressed concern at the encroachment of land near the plant and stated the need for the squatters there to seek alternative residence elsewhere.
”After touring the Ruai sewer plant to assess its condition, I met with the squatters who have been living in the surrounding land which belongs to the County Government. We agreed to reach an amicable solution that will ensure that they are fairly resettled without encroaching on land meant for public use,” he stated.
The Governor later on visited Githurai to evaluate the situation of the roads in the area.
“Though most of the roads are dilapidated and impassable, illegal constructions had sprung up deterring maintenance and repair efforts by the County Government. We agreed with the youth, women and leaders from the area to continuously work together to ensure that we come up with immediate solutions to the challenges and consequently uplift the livelihood of the people,” he said.
“We must make Nairobi work again and to do this it is important we all work together. Today was a step, and tomorrow we make more steps until we reach our final destination, the Nairobi we want, a place we can all call home. Let’s all join in,” he stated.