President William Ruto on Wednesday launched the Nairobi Rivers Commission in Korogocho, Nairobi County and said the government is committed to take Nairobi back to its glorious days.
The President said the city must recapture its cleanliness, made safe and healthy for everyone. “The unhealthy environmental situation must be corrected to restore Nairobi to its true identity,” he said.
He said the Government has resolved to not only reclaim Nairobi’s reputation as Africa’s green city but also live up to its ancestral identity as the river of cool and fresh water.
He exuded confidence that the Commission will bring in fresh and considerable effort to accelerate the restoration of Nairobi.
Leaders present were Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Second Lady Dorcas Gachagua, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Nairobi City Governor Johnson Sakaja, Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr, MPs, among others.
The President observed that Kenya will keep being governed by the rule of law and told off Azimio leader Raila Odinga who has called for mass action after 14 days if the cost of living remains high.
Later, the President toured the Mama Margaret Kenyatta Hospital and pledged to support it to effectively serve area residents.