Are these the worst roads in Nairobi CBD? PHOTOS, VIDEO
Have you used Punzi lane lately? For starters, this is the street between Moi Avenue and Tom Mboya Street.
Oh, and have you been on Ring Road?
At Punzi lane, Joseph Gicharu Mwangi, a street boy who hangs around Odeon Cinema and Latema Road, out of a need to eat something decided to clear some muddy water to make it easier for city residents to cross over as they go about their business.
The lane has since the onset of the short rains been choking from uncollected garbage by the Nairobi City County Government (NCCG) for days on end, raw sewage from open lines and mud from the many potholes that dot around the entire lane.
The entire situation has made the lane itself unpassable by pedestrians, while most business have had to close their back entrances to avoid clients walking into their buildings with muddy shoes.
And that is what prompted Joseph to take an initiative to try and clean up where he could to make the lane passable after neglect from City Fathers.
Another part of the city that has been damaged badly by the rains is Ring Road in Ngara from the Riverside Roundabout as you head towards Kariokor Market.
The road, which is part of the Thika Road Superhighway, is now but a shadow of itself, with leaking sewer lines and flowing rain water because of blocked drainage. But the most visible is a pile of garbage dumped in-between the highway which upon a closer look was mixed up with some computer casings.
Both these scenarios is a clear indication of the laxity in the county governments job to clean up the city.
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