Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has hit back at his critics saying that they won’t stop him from transforming the City.
According to Sakaja, Nairobi will change regardless of noisemakers.
Speaking at City hall on Thursday, Sakaja said he will continue rolling out his plans of transforming Nairobi and there is no turning back.
“I have heard talk that Nairobi was like this before I was born but I want to tell them that that’s why I am the governor.
“We must change our city and there is no shortcut about that,” he said on Thursday.
Sakaja has been facing criticism on his move to relocate long distance Public Service Vehicles out of the Central Business District.
Some long distance public service vehicles were directed to operate from the new green park terminus.
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The move to relocate matatus faced backlash and has put him at loggerheads with Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
According to the DP, Sakaja ought to have consulted him before making decisions.
Gachagua claims that, Sakaja’s move is affecting the businesses of Mt Kenya people- who gave him votes.
However, Sakaja says Nairobi must change for it to compete with international cities, which are far ahead in development.
“Nairobi is not competing with Kisumu or any other city, we are competing with other international cities and to achieve that we have to make some changes,” he said.
On Wednesday, during a joint live media interview, President William Ruto acknowledged that some Governors were facing difficulties in making certain decisions.
Ruto said that his administration will work with inexperienced Governors to help them deliver on their mandate.
Last week, Nyeri Senator Wahome Wamatinga warned Sakaja of impeachment if he continues joking.
“We want to say Gachagua is not your equal. If you continue joking, we will impeach you,” he said.
Wamatinga warned that if Sakaja failed to show respect to Gachagua, the Kikuyus were going to deal with him.
“Gachagua made you governor. Don’t play with the Kikuyu community. We will not relent,” he said.
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