Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has finally renamed promised city roads after several heroes. Kidero announced the county’s plan to rename the roads during the Mashujaa day celebrations at Pumwani Sports Ground.

Forest Road will now be known Prof. Wangari Maathai Road, to recognize the role the late Nobel laureate played in safeguarding Nairobi parks and forests.

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“It is good to recognise her work. Without Maathai Nairobi would not exist. Land grabbers could have taken Uhuru Park and Karura Forest,” Kidero said on Wednesday.

In the CBD, Cross Road will now be known as Charles Rubia Road, to recognize his efforts in fighting for multi-party democracy in Kenya.

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The road between City Hall Annex and Cardinal Otunga Plaza to Uhuru Highway was renamed Cardinal Otunga Road.

While unveiling the new road signs, Kidero also announced the construction of a Sh6.5 billion, eight-kilometre road from Ngara through Gikomba Market to Landhies Road.