Car-free day Nairobi
Once again the government has come up with a strategy that might see Nairobi commuters walk to work. Remember, coming to the end of last year, there was a major crisis after the government banned Matatus in the CBD.
It took effect for several days until the Governor had no choice except suspending the matatu ban
Even after all that struggle, the government has come up with another strategy that might see Nairobians in the same situation. They have declared Wednesday and Saturdays a car-free day in the CBD. Precisely, no vehicle will be allowed to access Nairobi Central Business District on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
According to Public Works Principal Secretary Paul Maringa this strategy will take effect as soon as the 1st of February.
Only emergency vehicles, people with bicycles and police cars will be allowed inside the CBD during the designated days.
Kenyans have reacted to this,
I could have preferred car free starts from 9am-5pm (no matter the day of the week).Atleast workers will have time to commute to and from tao.
— Gitau (@Baddy1928) January 29, 2019
10, 3 year olds can run this country better than uhuru and his entire government. why the hell should we have a car free day in Nairobi CBD ?? this is the same reason they are looking to ban importation of cars below 2000cc come july. aai, this is stupidity on another level
— Jimmy Jazz (@jimmyef7) January 28, 2019
"Nairobi CBD" this is how car free day should look like in Nairobi CBD pic.twitter.com/pj1QHFlqHW
— Uvumbi.co.ke (@Uvumbi_Kenya) January 29, 2019
Car free day in Nairobi on Wednesday. So how do people get to work . Which cars will not be allowed in Nairobi? Toyotas & Nissans without a flag. Are Choppers allowed in the CBD? Its a #business plan to enable Nduthi thugs rob Kenyans. We made our bed of nails. #Kenya #KOT
— Clean Cooking (@irdafrica_Kenya) January 29, 2019
Been off Twitter today, only to enter and find Monday comedy eti Nairobi CBD ban for Wednesday and Saturday!! Hehehehe what is the aim?
— Elizabeth Wambui (@WambuiNdi23) January 28, 2019