PUBLIC PARTICIPATION CRY
Nairobi City County government is now on the spot for not conducting proper public participation before rolling out projects to the residents.
Recently Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko gave out 8 water tanks per ward but this has been rejected by some youth groups in Starehe and Mathare Constituencies who say they have enough water tanks.
According to them they were not involved in the process and that the tanks are not beneficial to them.
‘‘Sonko did not ask us what we want before bringing this tanks,in fact we need TV and decoders not tanks.’’ said one of the youths.
Devolution chief officer co-ordinating public participation in the county Jairus Musumba on the other hand turned the ball to the public accusing them of not attending the public participation meetings.
‘‘We have tried our best as county government but what we must agree on is that the public response is low and sometimes it is difficult to conduct one.’’ Musumba noted.
Meanwhile Muthurwa Residents Association Chairman Patrick Kamotho on the other hand asked the county government to carry out public participation per ward and not sub-county as it is being done currently.
He further accused Sonko’s administration for not considering wananchi’s views when implementing projects and that most of the projects are doctored by the county officials.
In some occasions the MCAs have been accused of disrupting such meetings and after residents have been dispersed, they use orthodox means to pass their own agendas.