NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 17 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has cautioned the public against stepping on ‘his grass’ as they risk arrest by the Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement team deployed last week.
Kidero says the county government spends a lot of money in the beautification of Nairobi and city residents should therefore stick to designated pathways.
“The cost of restoring Nairobi is bearing heavily on the NCCG and we will do all within our powers to ensure sanity is brought back to this great city,” he’s quoted as saying in a Nairobi City County Government (NCCG) statement released Monday.
He’s also cautioned against littering, urging Nairobi residents to obey the county notice issued last week against illegal littering, dumping and use of undesignated pathways.
“The NCCG is more than committed to walk with Nairobi residents in the path to restore Nairobi City as Green City in the Sun and ensure Nairobi continues being the leading investment and holiday destination for many across the world.”
Kidero was categorical that city residents should ensure they keep off his grass or find themselves in a similar predicament to the 71 arrested on Monday morning by the Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement team.
“Ensure to only use designated pathways or else you will meet the same consequences,” he made clear.
The hashtag #KideroGrass trended prior to US President Barack Obama’s visit in July with Kenyans on Twitter (KoT) making fun of the ‘belated efforts’ to beautify the city ahead of his arrival.
President Uhuru Kenyatta wasn’t to be left out and joked that the beautification effort was actually being taken in anticipation of the Pope’s publicised visit in November.