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Nairobi Regeneration Project

The face of Nairobi City is set to undergo a major transformation in the next 30 days as Nairobi regeneration team gets to work on various ambitious projects in the capital.

This comes after the team leaders committed to ambitious timelines for the delivery of key services, ranging from garbage collection, clean up of Nairobi River to launching of a mortgage company.

"The Cabinet secretaries and the Principal secretaries who are part of the team will tender their resignation to President Kenyatta while county executives will hand theirs to Governor Miko Sonko if they fail to deliver,” read a statement from PSCU after the team met President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Friday to brief him on the ambitious project.

GARBAGE

The technical committee co-chaired by Governor Mike Sonko and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said garbage would be cleared from all the 85 electoral wards in Nairobi within 30 days, and a clean-up of Nairobi River also started.

This would come as a relief to most residents as the county has grappled with garbage problems that have turned the city to an eyesore as solid waste litter most parts of the county.

It is estimated that Nairobi’s 900, 000 households generate about 2, 500 tonnes of garbage daily with City Hall struggling to cope up with the huge amounts of the waste.

HOUSING

The other ambitious project that the team comprising of the national and county leaders have committed themselves to is the launch of the Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company, which is at the heart of delivering affordable housing.

Under this plan, Nairobi is projected to provide 200,000 new affordable homes. Source
 
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Inspecting the 2.5Km Masaai road that requires immediate construction in industrial area of Nairobi county. The road is critical especially in the evacuation of cargo from Madaraka Express freight terminus












 

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Good work going into regeneration/renewal of Nairobi its a step in the right direction.However the most important component is the regeneration of our attitudes,work ethic and discipline by ALL residents - I often see commemorative plaques neglected ,stinky garbage piles tolerated ,maintenance culture of already built structures is zero and there's scant respect for public property .


LET'S ALL REGENERATE AND RECHARGE OUR ATTITIDES TOO otherwise these projects will be just another costs down the old drains of a lethargic society.
 

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Launch of the Eastlands Phase II road rehabilitation program in Nairobi city. The launch marks the commencement of roadworks on Rabai road in Jericho​
















Transformation of roads in Eastlands and Nairobi city as a whole is among key goals for the Nairobi regeneration project spearheaded by National Government and Nairobi County government. Launch of the Eastlands Phase II road rehabilitation program in Nairobi city. The launch marks the commencement of roadworks on Rabai road in Jericho
 

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Some good stuff!! Watch these chinese sort all these roads in a few months. After Eastlands, same contractors should sort out industrial area, Westy Upperrhill and CBD.No trust for local contractors.Let them stay in the cold for a few and be a wake up call. Our problem is greed and short term get rich quick mentality.If only some of the small contractors merged and formed reputable companies with structure, good work ethics and strong cashflows, then all these contracts could have gone to them.Instead, every other politician has a phantom road contruction company, without qualified personel equipment and cashflow. Takes some of the companies years just to bring one buldozer to site. Let this be a wake up call.For the few descent local contractors..let them know now is the time to merge/reinvent themselves if they want to survive.
 

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Why are they not building a road in the whole road reserve, plus the pedestrian paths? Nairobians and generally Kenyans are put thru untold suffering walking on mud and water trenches, dust and all that. The amount of environmental pollution that Kenyan cities can be massively reduced by building proper roads and peds paths. The mud, waste water and dust drastically reduce Kenyans' life expectancy and quality of life. We can change that by simply employing these simple measures across Nairobi streets, which would also improve the employment and livelihoods of Kenyans. Let's do it!! And while at it can we have some govt. minister on this forum please!! There are numerous good ideas in this forum worth adopting, including this one! Hehehe!
 

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Nairobi Regeneration Program's first phase will see the repair of more than 80 kilometres of roads in the city’s populous Eastlands estates. The KSh 2.7 billion project which will cover the reconstruction of roads in 11 constituencies across Eastlands in Nairobi.

Speaking at Rabai Road in Jericho where he officially launched the project, Uhuru was categorical he had deliberately chosen to commence the initiative in Eastlands to address the needs of the middle class first before getting to the affluent zones of the city.
The following are the roads which will be covered under the project;

1. Komarock Road.
2. Harambee Estate Sacco roads.
3. Eastern Bypass- construction.
4. Kayole Spin Road.
5. Donholm Phase V and VIII roads.
6. Eldoret Road.
7. Nyasa Road.
 

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Absolutely! Hopefully coming soon. Remember work just started this week so it was either bushes, stagnant water, potholes, empty lots or humans just starting work :)
 

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Good work going into regeneration/renewal of Nairobi its a step in the right direction.However the most important component is the regeneration of our attitudes,work ethic and discipline by ALL residents - I often see commemorative plaques neglected ,stinky garbage piles tolerated ,maintenance culture of already built structures is zero and there's scant respect for public property .


LET'S ALL REGENERATE AND RECHARGE OUR ATTITIDES TOO otherwise these projects will be just another costs down the old drains of a lethargic society.

Quick fixes on the County/National governments part that can aid this process:

1. Make/enact and enforce a Nairobi County bylaw that make general landscaping/ cleanliness maintenance of public areas (sidewalks, pavements and road reserves) outside a property owners plot the responsibility of the property owner. Any unkempt hedges, untrimmed trees, garbage in the gutters/ blocked drainage etc elicit a fine on the property owner. Nairobi will transform overnight with this alone

2. Make/enact and enforce a Nairobi county By-law that establishes a Sidewalks/Pavement Authority in the city, whose SOLE responsibility it is to fix/cabro/repair and landscape ALL sidewalks in the city, independent from road repairs. It can easily be funded by fines collected from 1 above.

3. Make/enact and pass a Nairobi county By-law (or national government law) that allows private entities (corporations, individuals, property owners, schools, NGOs) to adopt and fix entire streets around their premises or even beyond instead of waiting decades for the county, KURA and even Kenha to do the job. Allowing them to rename the streets after themselves - complete with nice street signs - will be an adequate incentive for these groups; for marketing (or ego) purposes. Corporates would really love this in terms of their CSR and hundreds if not thousands of small feeder roads and even larger roads will be tarmacked/cabrod in no time.

If this is done, we can slowly start to compete with other world class cities like Cape town for example. Which street in Nairobi can measure up to Camps Bay's Victoria Road below for example? None without the drastic/radical shifts in all our mindsets that you mention, as well as in the mindsets of the leadership in the National and county governments. If these radical shifts do not happen then let us just stay content with our mud, filth, grime, battered sidewalks , clogged drainage and terrible aesthetics on our crumbling Nairobi streets.




Just my humble two cents.
 

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You would be surprised to know that most of these city bylaws exist-enforcement is the issue.
Didn't we find this out either through Mutula Kilonzo or Kidero, you cant cut a tree or hedge without the consent of the city, no barking dogs or loud cockerels etc... or was it a dream I had those years back.
 

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Kuvaa masuti waachie wakenya. Tunavaa masuti kweli kweli hata tukiwa kung'ethia corner pale Hilton tunavaa masuti. Watu wanavaa masuti waendee kuandaa makandarasi ya kuiba mali za wananchi! Bure kabisa.Afadhali msemakweli aliyevaa vikaraka.
 

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My point is I think a certain dress code deserves some dignity to go with it. If I'm going to dress so decently won't my character be just as dignified!! This is the paradox I wonder about. As you can see this is not petty. This is no small matter, I'd just scratched on top of it. Yani kama utavalisha mwili suti, valishe pia utu wako suti ya maana, ndicho ninachosema! Wanipata? It was metaphorical sorry!!
 
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