Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is facing stiff resistance from Nairobi residents in his rekindled ward development projects in the city.
In Kayole, grim Kidero was booed by irate youths protesting his dismal performance and poor state of the roads in the area. His convoy was blocked by the hostile youths at the Soweto-Riverbank road.
Similar ugly scenes played out when he visited Embakasi, KCC Village, Mowlem Health Centre and Njiru Health Centre. Kidero kicked off a storm by promising better infrastructural projects even as his first term into office comes to an end.
Members of the Nairobi County Assembly allied to both Cord and Jubilee coalitions are up in arms over the yet to be implemented ward projects totaling to Sh1.25billion.
According to insiders at City Hall, only Sh8million has been paid out of the multimillion ward projects majorly roads projects , street lighting projects.
Among the key stalled projects whose contracts were awarded by are yet to kick off include upgrading of John Osogo Road in Dandora at a cost of Sh130million, Baba Dogo-Lakisama Road, upgrade of Kamukunji stage and kayole Road among others.
“The Nairobi County government has not implemented development projects which are still pending in all wards across the county.” An official at City hall lamented.
Kidero is facing serious political challenge in the city although he exuded confidence of a second win.
Other aspirants eying the Nairobi governor’s seat include peter Kenneth, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Dagoretti MP Denis Waweru, former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, Nominated MP Johnstone Sakaja, businesswoman Esther Pasaris and lawyer Miguna Miguna.