NAIROBI, Kenya, May 13 – The Nairobi County Government on Wednesday said it has set up Sh50 million emergency recovery funds to rectify the outdated drainage system in the city.
County Executive Committee Member for Roads, Transport and Public Works, Mohamed Abdullahi said the kitty will be used to unblock clogged drainage systems in various parts of the county.
“This is a short-term measure and we will be constantly monitoring the implementation of these plans by our teams in the field against need, and with a view to revising the same,” he explained.
The funds will also be used to construct roads that have been destroyed by heavy floods.
Abdullahi however said the county was analysing long term measures to ensure the city runs smoothly in future even during rainy seasons.
Meanwhile, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero cut short his trip in Doha to address the sorry state that has engulfed the city over the last two days.
Nairobi motorists have blamed the county government for failing to take appropriate action, more so pro-active interventions that could have eased the situation.
Hundreds of them including children spent the night out in the cold after their cars were caught up in traffic snarl-up and floods.
There was a major power blackout in parts of the city after two of Kenya Power plants were switched off after they were submerged in floods.