Nairobians have quickly grown weary of Governor Mike Sonko and are now yearning for the good old days.
At least things were better under Evans Kidero, is the general consensus on social media platforms.
Nowadays, city residents have no where to walk in the central business district. All space in streets and walkaways have been taken over by hawkers displaying their wares.
Hawkers nonchalantly display their wares on streets, and you will be in trouble if by mistake you step on their wares. They start displaying their wares as early as 7am and will be there until well past 10pm.
When their day is done, they park what remains and leave streets place looking like a big dumpsite.
The most affected areas include, Accra Road, Kenyatta Avenue, Tom Mboya Avenue, Moi Avenue, Aga Khan Walk and Ronald Ngala Street.
In his defense on Friday, Governor Sonko blamed the influx of the hawkers on the failure by city askaris to act professionally. Most are demanding bribes before allowing hawkers to do their businesses.
Nairobians have taken to social media to ask the governor to stop is sleeping on the job, end his public relations gimmicks and keep the promises he made.
Its pathetic…. every day when I wake up n imagine the town am going to for work I feel sick.is this what we voted our governor for?????
— nanis naitore kiugu (@kiugunanis) November 2, 2017
CBD is full of hawkers and half the number want to beat you up when you jump over their stuff. Where am I supposed to pass?
— Chris (@X_ChrisM) November 2, 2017
— Ma3Route (@Ma3Route) November 2, 2017
The walk ways have become impassable..pedestrians now competing with with cars on the roads as its the only place one can “at least walk”
— Andrew Macharia (@andru_mash) November 2, 2017
We should all pray for floating walkways and imagine they exist. Nothing will be done. Campaign promises are just that, PROMISES!
— Dhaval N. Shah (@dhvlshh) November 2, 2017
Ask the Governor of Nairobi. This is a time bomb
— J. Omondi (@joeomondi) November 3, 2017
The cbd is looks like a combonation of marikiti,gikomba and giant bus stop
— jackson lodofico (@jahkielod) November 2, 2017
Heheh Nairobi to the dogs
— Oyondi Otiende Malik (@Oyondi_Malik) November 2, 2017
Your governor messed the city up . he’s the problem
— JARED NGESA (@jaredngesa) November 3, 2017
Will never forgive Kidero for overwhelming under performance that allowed Sonko to saunter into a job he doesn’t understand.
— Ben Mugavana (@benkisaka) November 2, 2017
My QUESTION to Sonko is Nairobi an international capital city or a village marketplace? Au soko huru au ya ghafla
— Waridi Nyambura (@WaridiNyambura) November 2, 2017
Cbd is pathetic. Hawkers, streetkids n matatu all over tom mboya n moi avenue. Cbd is no longer safe
— yvonne c (@yvonnec14) November 2, 2017
This is not The Nairobi we used to know!!!
— MESHACK mwanzia (@MmMwanzia) November 2, 2017