Nairobi boss Mike Sonko has ended his self-imposed exile in Machakos County and returned to the capital city.
The under-fire Governor returned to the city on Sunday and even worshipped at the A.I.P.C.A Church together with 122 Members of County Assembly.
The governor also made impromptu tours to various estates to oversee ongoing road repairs. He said the construction and rehabilitation of various roads within the CBD and estates are in progress, adding that the construction of the busy Railways Bus Terminal has started.
“My county government will also construct 11 more termini within the city to facilitate the free flow of traffic and boost our plans of decongesting the city’s CBD,” said Sonko.
In addition, the rehabilitation of roads outside the city centre started in Kayole estate where engineers started recarpeting of the busy Matopeni road which is crucial link road in the area.
“So far the rehabilitation of Gwasi, Sheikh Karume and Kilome Roads in the CBD have been completed as we hasten our efforts to complete 20 other roads,” he said.
Other roads that are set to receive a facelift in the CBD are Redile Road, Mfangano Street, Mfangano Lane, Wakulima Road, Nkuruma Lane, Monrovia Lane among others.
Sonko further urged city dwellers to be patient with him as he strives to deliver on his campaign pledges.
“I am appealing for patience from Nairobi residents as we strive to fix the dilapidated roads in Nairobi even as we wait for the financial year in order to cover all areas that are in need of our attention,” said Sonko.
On the issue of his security detail being withdrawn, Sonko said he does not need State protection.
The former Senator likened his situation to that of Raila Odinga and his NASA counterparts when their security details were temporarily withdrawn by the government.
“When Raila Amolo Odinga’s security personnel was withdrawn, did his life continue or not? Those other NASA leaders who had their security withdrawn, did their lives continue or not?” posed Governor Sonko.
“Even I in Nairobi County, life with citizens will continue. I believe the citizens are enough security. I do not need that police security anymore.”