Editor's Review

The Nairobi Governor has given a clarification on reports of banning of mkokoteni in Nairobi CBD.

Nairobi Governor Johson Sakaja has dismissed reports that he had ordered a ban on the use of mkokoteni within the Nairobi Central Business District. 

In a reply to a tweep on Monday, August 29, the newly sworn-in governor maintained that there was no ban on the use of mkokoteni in the city CBD.

The reports had ignited a debate on social media prompting Sakaja to give a response.

“There’s no mkokoteni ban,” Sakaja noted.

This comes even as he ordered the release of all boda bodas impounded by the Nairobi County.

The county boss said the motorbikes should be released to the owners and all cases withdrawn with immediate effect.

Johnson Sakaja with his deputy James Muchiri.

“I have seen a lot of motorbikes here. I want all of those bikes released today to their owners. That is how we promised them, to forgive them,” Sakaja said.

He, however, noted that the boda boda operators should be orderly and keep all the safety measures as they go about their business.

Sakaja said that the riders will have specific points for drop offs and pickups to ensure that there’s order in the city.

He made the order while meeting Nairobi County Workers Monday morning.

NMS Director General Mohammed Badi has previously promised that impounded motorcycles would be released.

“Some boda boda had been impounded, I shall consult with with IG and ensure they get released before elections,” he said.