Sonko Administration Blasted Over Shoddy Public Participation

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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.

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