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Sonko wakes from slumber after loud outcry on shabby roads – PHOTOS

A recarpeted section of Tom Mboya Street near Khoja roundabout of May 14, 2018. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO
A recarpeted section of Tom Mboya Street near Khoja roundabout of May 14, 2018. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO

Repair works on roads in the city centre started on Sunday following public outrage on the state of roads in Nairobi.

Tom Mboya Street in the CBD is among the few roads in the city that have already been repaired with a layer of tarmac.

A spot check by Nairobi News on Monday showed the road, a major artery for traffic into and out of the city centre, being  carpeted with no pothole in sight.

Ongoing repair works on Moi Lane. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO
Ongoing repair works on Moi Lane. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO

Other roads within the city centre under repair include Moi Lane and Loita Street, where potholes are being filled up.

“We are pleased that the government has started to repair the roads that were making us incur a lot of costs in repairs of our vehicles,” said Charles Njuguna a matatu driver.

In an interview with Citizen TV on Sunday night, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said that he only needed one more year to fix Nairobi.

Tom Mboya Street with no potholes. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO
Tom Mboya Street with no potholes. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO

“People are making a lot of noise and I’m happy, I love them, I like my critics because without them criticizing me I wouldn’t know the challenges on the ground,” Sonko said in the interview.

The governor has been sharp criticism following the poor state of the city that has been plagued by deteriorating roads and poor waste management.

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