Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is causing a buzz online after openly telling Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja to go slow in making decisions that affect business people.
This is related to the information that the governor is planning to relocate Matatus from the city Centre. In his protest, the DP alleges that the decision will trouble his people who own a large number of these matatus.
In his response, Sakaja has fired back claiming you cannot run Nairobi the way you run Karatina. (Probably referring to the near home place of Gachagua).
Nairobi Matatu CBD relocation
Relocating matatus from the central business district is not a new agenda with the former governments having tried a similar process.
However, all the past attempts have failed due to various factors such as a lack of proper planning or court intervention.
The deputy president reminded the governor that he was at the forefront of mobilizing his supporters to vote for him. A key part of the reason why he won the elections.
Speaking in Nyeri county, Gachagua requested Sakaja to slow down implementing this directive and seek more consultations.
To put his point home, the DP lauded the Nakuru governor Kihika for bringing matatus back to the City Centre. This reverses the decision by former governor Lee Kinyanjui who in his time saw their relocation out of Town.