Senator Sakaja Fights For Nairobi People
Johnson Sakaja the Nairobi county senator has seen to it that roads in Nairobi county will be upgraded. The man who was speaking at JKLive on Citizen said that he took it upon himself upon seeing the conditions that the roads in Nairobi were in, and spoke to the head of state in person to have them upgraded. Sakaja said that he asked for financial aid from the country boss to have the roads constructed and repaired. Speaking on the show, he said,” I’m glad that I was able to secure Ksh 1.7 billion for roads all across Nairobi, and that is roads in Eastland and the Western part of Nairobi. Leadership is not a position. it is influence am glad that I was just able to tell the president that the situation is really terrible and people were not moving in the city.
“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. That is not ideally what a senator should be doing but we have to go over such leadership confines.” He clearly said that he had no mandate to do what he had done but the situation on the ground called for dire measure even if it meant going above the leadership confines. He added that after talking to the president and having the money released , he called upon all the law makers in Nairobi county to identify the roads that needed repair and reconstruction to have the activities rolling as quickly as possible”.
“we were able to sit down and still are sitting down with the Kenya Urban Roads Authority. I have also summoned the MPs to tell me the worst hit places in the 17 constituencies so that we can allocate part of the Ksh 1.7 billion to the roads that have been affected,” he added. In conclusion he said that the constitution provided for partnership between the county and national governments or the partnership of the two to solve challenges facing a county.