Governor Sakaja Faces Heavy Criticism Over Nairobi Floods

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja is facing criticism for the city’s handling of recent floods caused by heavy rainfall. Senator Tabitha Mutinda, the vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Finance and Budget, accused the Governor’s office of incompetence, highlighting the devastating impact with over 15 lives lost in the capital.

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Mutinda pointed a finger at a lack of organization within the county government, which has delayed access to crucial funding for flood mitigation. The national Financing Locally-Led Climate Action program (FLLOCA) funds haven’t reached Nairobi despite being allocated by the Senate.

“Nairobi hasn’t met the basic requirements,” explained Mutinda on Citizen TV’s Daybreak program. “They haven’t signed the agreement outlining the need for a dedicated climate or environment department, nor have they set up a special account to manage these funds.”

Mutinda contrasted Nairobi’s situation with other counties that have successfully received and utilized FLLOCA funds. When pressed on who was responsible for the delay within Nairobi, she placed the blame squarely on the executive branch, led by Governor Sakaja.

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Adding to the criticism, Senator Mutinda pointed out the ineffectiveness of a 200 million Kenyan Shilling emergency fund allocated by the Nairobi County Assembly for the current financial year. She claims the funds haven’t been used properly to address flooding issues.

“The core problem is a lack of planning,” stated Mutinda. “We haven’t seen the emergency funds being used strategically to prevent or lessen the impact of floods.”

The ongoing heavy rains are expected to continue for a while.

Sakaja Set To Build A Nightclub In Uhuru Park

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja unveiled a plan to transform Uhuru Park into a vibrant social hub, including the construction of a nightclub.

During the park’s handover ceremony from the Ministry of Defence, Sakaja explained the nightclub would offer an alternative for those currently operating clubs in residential areas. He emphasized there would be no noise restrictions, allowing for late-night revelry.

The plan extends beyond nightlife. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) will see the construction of restaurants, including Swahili and African options. An additional attraction will be a dancing fountain, with a price tag of Ksh 156 million.

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Governor Sakaja emphasized transparency, stating tenders will be issued for the development of these amenities within the renovated park.

The park itself will transition from the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) to county control. Sakaja urged residents to help preserve Uhuru Park and other green spaces in Nairobi.

“Let’s commit to protecting and improving this park and others across the city,” he said.

He further requested the public to follow park regulations and for any encroachers to vacate the premises before facing county action.

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“For those who have built on park land, please remove yourselves voluntarily. We will restore the park to its rightful state,” he concluded.

Sakaja Limits CBD Trading For Hawkers

Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja has announced a ban on hawking on Central Business District (CBD) pavements, sparking a potential showdown with hawkers.

Sakaja made the announcement during a meeting with hawkers at Charter Hall, saying the move is aimed at restoring dignity in Nairobi.

“There will be no hawking on the streets,” Sakaja said. “I am enforcing from Thursday even along the Bus station. I will not allow it.”

The governor said the ban would free up space on pavements for city residents to park their vehicles.

Sakaja also directed enforcement officers to enforce the ban fairly and without taking sides. He also ordered them to wear uniforms at all times while on duty.

The meeting was prompted by a recent incident in which a woman named Gloria Ntazola went viral for taking a Kanjo Askari (county enforcement officer) for a “ride to nowhere” after he allegedly entered her car without consent.

The Nairobi City County Inspectorate Act, 2017 outlines the mandate of the Kanjo Askari, including the do’s and don’ts.

Inspectorate officers in Nairobi are responsible for carrying out inspections to ensure that businesses and individuals comply with the county government’s standards and regulations. They also regulate and control traffic on county roads and maintain order in public places.

“The officers are supposed to regulate and control traffic on county roads and keep order and prevent obstructions in county public places,” the act reads.

Sakaja made the rule and stated that it would be implemented immediately.

Nairobi Governor Launches 5/- School Feeding Program

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has launched a school feeding program in impoverished urban areas. The program will provide nutritious meals to students for a daily fee of Sh5.

The program is expected to create 2,000 jobs for the residents and will be implemented in nine schools in Nairobi. The schools are Njiru Primary School, Kwa Njenga Primary School, Kayole 1 Primary School, Baba Dogo Primary School, Toi Primary School, Muthangari Primary School, Farasi Lane Primary School, and Racecourse Primary School.

The Governor said that the program is part of his administration’s commitment to providing quality education to all children in Nairobi. He urged the students to focus on their studies as his administration will take care of them through the program.

The program has been welcomed by parents and teachers, who say that it will help to improve the health and academic performance of the students.

Here are some of the benefits of the school feeding program:

  • Improved nutrition for students
  • Increased academic performance
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Created jobs for residents

The school feeding program is a positive step towards improving the quality of education in Nairobi. It is a program that is beneficial to students, parents, and the community as a whole.

Senator Sakaja praises Ethic, says he loves their new jam “Figa”

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has joined hundreds of thousands of youths who support Ethic Entertainment.

Speaking in an interview on Radio Citizen the politician confessed that Ethic and Ochungulo Family are the new kids on the block who are proving to very talented.

“It’s (Figa) become a very popular song, the video was done very well. There are people who might debate the content, but I think it’s expression and it’s art and we must support our young artists,” said Sakaja.

Many people have said that Ethic’s songs lack content. Sakaja said that people who share such believes don’t understand the music because they are not in the target market.

“We have a classification, we have music that is appropriate for a particular age, so if you choose and that is your type of stuff then enjoy it.” he added. 


Sajaka urged Kenyans to continue supporting talent because it helps youth get employment. He said Ethic would have fallen into crime if they didn’t to music.

“These young guys were about to fall into crime if you know their story very well, but today they are earning a living, so young people should follow their example,” he added. 


“Adui sio nyama ni pombe” Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja sacrifices his love for the drink to lose 24 kilos

Hawk-eyed Kenyans have realized Johnson Sakaja doesn’t look the same a year after he took office. Yes, most politicians fatten up after taking office but for Sakaja he took a different path.

The Nairobi senator has been tirelessly working out to shade some weight. He often posts photos of himself exercising at the gym on his Instagram page.

Johnson Sakaja at the gym
Johnson Sakaja at the gym
A change in diet

Speaking during an interview with Jalang’o and Alex Mwakidau on Milele FM, Sakaja revealed that he had to do a lot of physical exercises and change his eating and drinking habit to lose 24 kilos.

Sakaja with Jalang'o and Alex Mwakidau
Sakaja with with Jalang’o and Alex Mwakidau

“Diet ni muhimu, just reduce the quantities na carbohydrates mingi, add healthy foods halafu kuchapa tizi. Adui sio nyama ni pombe, that’s what adds calories mingi sana, kama lazma unywe unapunguza tu. Afya ni muhimu,” said Sakaja.




The Kenya we want! 5 politicians who met their rivals while campaigning exchanged pleasantries and went their way peacefully

Section of Kenyan politicians has demonstrated maturity in politics like what we see in Western countries. These politicians went against tradition to do what wowed Kenyans.

In Kenya, whenever supporters of rival politicians or political factions meet in the campaign trail, chaos is usually what follows. The level of intolerance in Kenyan political scene is sickening.

But there have been events that indicate we are heading in the right direction; politicians meeting their rivals in the campaign trail and exchanging pleasantries instead of fighting.

Below are the few politicians who have demonstrated maturity:

Wycliffe Oparanya

Kakamega governor who is seeking re-election on ODM ticket was lauded after he was seen waving and exchanging pleasantries with Jubilee supporters while on a campaign trail in his county. Oparanya asked his supporters to desist from witch hunt and hate.

Kakamega Wycliffe Oparanya interacts with Jubilee supporters

Johnson Sakaja

Jubilee candidate for Nairobi senatorial seat lit up social media when he posted a photo of his interaction with Nasa supporters.

“Stopped to say hi to these NASA supporters who were heading to their own political engagements earlier today. Great interaction. #SiasaSafi” Sakaja tweeted on July 15th.

Johnson Sakaja interacts with Nasa supporters

Boniface Mwangi and Jaguar

Jubilee candidate for Starehe parliamentary seat Charles Kanyi Njagua alias Jaguar and Ukweli Party candidate Boniface Mwangi met during their campaign trail at Kariokor market.

The two celebrity politicians had a friendly chat and even Boniface gave Jaguar a copy of his manifesto before each camp went on their way to campaign.

Boniface Mwangi shares a copy of his manifesto to Jaguar when they met while campaigning

Evans Kidero

Nairobi governor Evans Kidero who is seeking re-election on ODM party ticket caused tongues to wag when he interacted with Jubile supporters on Friday, August 4th.

Kidero ran into Jubilee supporters while he was campaigning in Embakasi and he ended up waving and exchanging pleasantries with residents who bore Jubilee-branded shirts.

Nairobi governor Evans Kidero interacts with Jubilee supporters in Embakasi

Gidi Gidi unearths shocking documents belonging to Johnson Sakaja… Did he say he was Luhya?

Ethnicity plays a significant role in Kenyan politics; Jubilee candidate for Nairobi senatorial seat could have just lost the backing of Luhya community thanks to leaked documents.

VERY few Kenyans vote leaders based on competence and integrity, the voting pattern in the country is extensively influenced by ethnicity.

You should see the reactions of Kenyans when Radio Jambo’s Gidi Gidi shared confidential documents showing Johnson Sakaja’s Kalenjin surname ‘Koskei’.

Everybody thought Sakaja was Luhya until the dossier was dropped to claim otherwise; the leaked documents alleged to belong to Sakaja include a copy of his national identity card and copy of KRA pin checker.

The race for Nairobi Senatorial was well calculated to split Luhya votes between ODM’s Edwin Sifuna and Jubilee’s Johnson Sakaja. Now that Sakaja is allegedly not Luhya, will the voting pattern change?

See some of the reactions from Kenyans after the documents were leaked:

Emmanuel K Emmanu: Leo ndo unajua?

Cyprian Otieno: Thitima

Obudo Onyango: Wololo

Kevin Keen: Ahaa then anajifanya mluhyia tumpee Kura haoni kitu sifuna tibiim

Robert Yulemchelsea: Mabuka Sifuna ndani..kwani huyu ni mluhya waiganjo?

Oliver Okwaro: Kwani si mluhya???

William Kadenge: Si wetu ……tawee

Dorine C. O. Nyakundi: No Sabaot-Kale.

Ashiembi Wa Ndukwe: Asante sana Wakenya. Nyinyi ni noma kuliko FBI

Fredrick Amos Juma: Sakaja ni msabaot..

David Kisira: Kamata mwizi wa jina