Sakaja’s Fresh Plan to Decongest CBD Nairobi After Court BlowPosted by On

Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja on Thursday, December 1, announced a raft of measures aimed at decongesting Nairobi City.

The governor was speaking after the court halted his directive on long distance matatus to relocate from Central Business District (CBD).

While respecting the court ruling, Sakaja announced that he was unbowed in his quest to ease traffic within the city.

A Collage of Johnson Sakaja and Matatus in the Nairobi CBD

A Collage of Johnson Sakaja and Matatus in the Nairobi CBD


“We have a number of plans in motion to decongest the city and we have started with Tuk-Tuks.”

“Tuk-tuks will no longer operate at archives and its environs, they will operate further down at OTC and even there they will be allowed two at a time,” Sakaja told members of the press.

According to the county boss, the space created by moving tuk-tuks out of the city will be paved for pedestrian use.

The governor added that he will limit the number of Saccos that are operating within the CBD.

Sakaja decried that hawkers were congesting Nairobi streets, warning of drastic measures to contain the situation.

“Hawkers have overcrowded the streets by occupying lanes illegally inconveniencing pedestrians.”

“I have spoken with their leaders and we have agreed to construct 32 backstreet lanes where they will be able to conduct their business,” Sakaja announced.

The lanes will be occupied by 5000 hawkers who will be registered by the county government. They will occupy allocated slots in shifts so that every hawker can get opportunity to…

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