Mike Sonko Sonko's team agree to resign within 30 days should they fail in this task

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Sonko's team given deadline to deliver or resign

President Kenyatta asks Sonko to resign within 30 days if he fails in this task play President Kenyatta asks Sonko to resign within 30 days if he fails in this task (Courtesy)

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko's team has been urged to honor their pledge and resign should they fail in delivering two key pledges made within 30 days.

Going by the statement read by State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu on Sunday following the Friday meeting which set out a time-line for this to be implemented, the Nairobi regeneration team has 30 days to transform the county.

The Statement read in part that “Much has been discussed in the last few days on the 30-day agenda and the beauty of these targets and timelines is that those asked to implement the projects and programmes have agreed to resign if these timelines are not met”.

play President Kenyatta asks Sonko to resign within 30 days if he fails in this task (Courtesy)


At meeting between the President and the Nairobi regeneration committee held on Friday, Sonko undertook to lead the team in sorting out the garbage and traffic menace that has been a major challenge in Nairobi for years.

The statement singled out three pledges touching on garbage build up and the traffic menace with a clear agreement of what the governor undertook to do in addressing the issues.

“First, within one month, there should be no piles of garbage in any of the 85 electoral wards of the city of Nairobi.”

Also, a clean-up of Nairobi River would have commenced, environmental awareness campaigns will be underway, and programmes for regular garbage collection should be in place".

play Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (Courtesy)


In regard to traffic, the statement read in part that “Bus Rapid Transport will be preceded by the availability of 39 buses and infrastructure improvement on Langata, Mombasa, Jogoo and Juja roads, as well as Waiyaki Way”.

Sonko’s administration has come under heavy criticism for failing to deliver on key election promises.

The elected Nairobi Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe quit office in January making matters worse for Sonko who had indicated that he would deal with political element of Nairobi while his deputy would take charge of management and administration.

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