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Why Nairobians are unimpressed with Sonko’s newly launched Data Centre

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko on Monday launched a data centre at City Hall but online, Nairobians wanted other projects launched.

On Monday, the governor hosted President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto for the launch.

During the event, Sonko explained how the centre will allow online payments to the county government.

He went on to explain how the project was funded by the World Bank and the ICT authority with the county contributing Sh380 million.

Nairobians, however, unleashed their wrath on the governor accusing him of misplaced priorities.


@BWGathecha tweeted the governor, “You have lost touch with the problems facing the county of Nairobi. That’s the best I can say.”

@knyaga wrote, “Wacha kizungu mingi, deal na hawkers kwanza!”

@ochiengkev asked the governor, “And what are you doing about the garbage and disorder in the capital?”

@vinney_jays added, “Revenue collection ndo mnaju tu.”

@austinmusamali questioned, “How will this sweep the streets, collect garbage, ensure uninterrupted running water or clear the daily traffic jam? This are money eating white elephants like @UKenyatta ‘s ‘millions of eyes watching’ which have never worked. #NairobiCountyICTlaunch.”

@Caster_J wrote, “I seem to be liking how you are laying down the systems. If they will be followed up to the later am sure you will leave a very good legacy behind and automatic reelection. Garbage removal (Key) Road Patching (Key) Now Digital platform, Congrats in advance, please don’t relent.”