MP’s hilarious explanation on why car-free days will not work goes viral

Kenyans angry over plan to ban cars in CBD

MP’s hilarious explanation on why car-free days will not work goes viral

Ainabkoi MP William Chepkut on Monday evening caused excitement on social media with his hilarious explanation on why the car-free proposal was unlikely to work in Nairobi.

Chepkut said that the Ministry of Transport’s proposal to ban cars from entering the CBD on Wednesdays and Saturdays would not work since there was infrastructure to support alternate means on of transport.

The legislator said other cities that have introduced such proposals offer alternate systems such as bike lanes and mass transit systems.

Law Society of Kenya (LSK)

Car free days, are effected in cities that have subway/ metro lines/rail lines, bike lanes and bike parks, mass bus transport systems and some have waterways serving the CBD...now look for these transport systems serving Nairobi CBD & tell me this is not a case of mad cow disease,” Chepkut said in a tweet that went viral.

The MP, who previously served as a personal assistant to former Cabinet Minister Nicholas Biwott, was among Kenyans who poured cold water on the proposal to ban cars on Wednesdays and Saturdays as a way of solving traffic jams.

The Law Society of Kenya, through its President Allen Waiyaki, has opposed the prosal saying it was likely to be overturned by the courts.

"The State should have consulted all stakeholders before effecting the directive, which is bound to be challenged in Court by aggrieved parties", Waiyaki said. 

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