Sonko starts campaign to make Nairobi ‘cleanest City in Africa’
Even before officially assuming office, Nairobi governor-elect Mike Sonko has embarked on a mission to transform the capital into the “cleanest City in Africa.”
Mike Sonko is set to take oath of office on Wednesday, but that hasn’t stopped him from embarking on cleaning up the capital.
He has deployed hundreds of youths – attached to his Sonko Rescue Team – to scrap off campaign posters and other election related materials from walls and streets.
Also, groups of youths were seen clearing up heaps of garbage from the City and its environs.
This exercise elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans on Twitter with some lauding the move.
Others however took issue with the clean up being handled by private firm linked to Sonko instead of the Nairobi Countyworkers.
OPERATION NG'ARISHA JIJI
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) August 15, 2017
Gov sonko big up for the clean up
— Howard Wahed (@HowardWahed) August 16, 2017
SONKO RESCUE TEAM SHOULD NOT CLEAN THE CITY, I repeat SHOULD NOT, That's the work of the city council. What will happen when sonko leaves?
— ➖ (@ericmworia) August 16, 2017
Mike sonko i voted for you because i wnt clean city your the change we are waiting for all the best
— Tomrocks kawallah (@Kawallah) August 16, 2017
Why is an elected Governor using the Sonko Rescue Team to clean up Nairobi? Can't he wait for Tuesday?
— Simon Gichuki (@DonVictorSimon) August 15, 2017