Mike ‘Sonko’ Mbuvi was elected as governor last week during the General Elections. He defeated former governor Evans Kidero to take over the seat.

He has since started working towards cleaning up the city in what he terms as ‘Operation Ng’arisha Jiji’. The operation started on the 15th of August. He aims to make Nairobi be the clean and hygienic city it once was years ago.

Among the things he has started doing are cleaning up in Kasarani/Sunton by fixing the water, sanitation & garbage challenge, collection of garbage in the CBD, removing campaign posters of all candidates, cleaning up Muthurwa market & making sure all markets are hygienic and hospitable.

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He posted on his Facebook page:

“As you can see, on going clean up Nairobi #TumeanzaJob. I will empower vijana with a new environmentally correct way of engineering dumpsites, leading to methane gas collection that can power an electricity generating plant.

I’ll mobilize grassroot garbage pickers comprised of street families into SACCOS that engage on mutual terms with private garbage collection companies to fix the never-ending stink and garbage collection scams.’

Also, we will begin paying garbage collection companies on formula and basis of quantum garbage landed at official refuse dumpsite as opposed to quantum garbage loaded plus distance transported to encourage high frequency of garbage collection and discourage illegal refuse damping.”  

He has also vowed to stick by the promises he made while still on the campaign trail.

We all hope that he will continue with his efforts for the 5 years to come.