“I Warned You Before” : Over 60 People Arrested For Stepping On Kidero Grass

A few days after the county government issued a notice that anyone stepping on ‘Kidero’ grass will be subject to a fine of Ksh.2000/- some have naively made the first step to pay the fine. On Monday morning over 60 people were arrested by Nairobi County officials after they allegedly broke the county laws through littering and stepping on Kidero grass.

Photo : Courtesy
Photo : Courtesy

The offenders were arrested by the county’s Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement team and charged with dumping, littering and using undesignated walkaways, Nairobi News reports.

“The offenders appeared before City Principle Magistrate M.W Njagi. Most of the offenders were arrested on grounds of refusing to comply with last weeks’ notice issued against illegal dumping and littering,” said Governor Evans Kidero.

“Please avoid littering and dumping illegally and also ensure to only use designated pathways or else you will meet the same consequences,” he said.

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NO ONE Is Uprooting #Kiderograss : Kidero Defends Uprooting Of The Recently Planted Grass

The hash tag #Kiderograss has been trending on twitter the since morning after Nairobi residents filmed Nairobi County workers uprooting the recently planted grass.


Nairobians were furious because the county government decided to uproot the grass just days after President Barack Obama left the country . Immediately they took their frustrations on tweet #kiderograss that trended within hours.

With the pressure being too much the Nairobi Governor Dr.Evans Kidero came out to defend the uprooting stating:

“Please take note that NO ONE is uprooting ‪#‎KideroGrass‬. The appointed contractor is restoring the ground in order to do the proper planting. #KideroGrass is well on course, the quality of grass selected takes time to grow!”


What is your take on this?

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“Tuwache Jokes Za Kidero GRASS” : Mike Sonko Supports Governor Kidero

Senator Mike Sonko has extended his hand across to Governor Kidero to support his idea of promoting good for Nairobi county before President Obama arrives in the country.

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Nairobi governor Kidero has for the last few days come under attack from Kenyans on social media regarding his efforts to plant grass on the pathways of Nairobi but Senator Sonko has come to his defense to not only rebuke the hashtag #KideroGrass but also support Kidero’s sentiments of the goal of this week.

In a statement he released Senator Mike Sonko stated :


“I concur with my brother Governor Evans Kidero 

The main topic of this weeks’ summit affects us all. The role of entrepreneurs is fundamental in nurturing young talent and offering opportunities and employment.

Although urban areas like Nairobi offer increasing job opportunities, these opportunities are not growing at the same rate as our youth population, creating a troubling employment gap. So, while Africa is enjoying this renaissance of sorts, we are not seeing the same progress in access to jobs.
We will not be able to generate enough jobs, in the short term, so entrepreneurship is crucial to helping tackle this deficit. We must empower young people to create their own job opportunities.

So let us take advantage of the opportunities this week’s visit and summit present. President Obama symbolizes a young man who used his talent and drive to make a real difference. It is now time for those in government and our partners in the business sector to find the stars of the future….
Tuwache Jokes za ‪#‎KideroGrass.‬”

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Governor KIDERO Sympathizes With Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones And Property Due To Heavy Rains

Nairobi governor Dr.Evans Kidero

Dr.Evans Kidero the Nairobi county governor has this morning offered his condolences to the people who have lost their loved ones after the collapse a wall in Fuata Nyayo village in South B on Monday night due to the current heavy rainfall that has hit he city the last couple of days.

Kidero who is on official business in Doha,Qatar also apologized in a statement that he shared on his social media pages to all the Nairobians who have been stuck in traffic for hours on end like the Makini school pupils who were stranded in a half submerged school bus on Tuesday night.

Wall collapses in South B

“On behalf of the County Government I would like to express my sympathy to those who have lost properties, commuters in Nairobi who have spent hours in traffic, school children who have been stranded as a result of the heavy down pour experienced in the last two days,”said the governor.

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He  added that the recent heavy rains are the worst that the city has ever experienced as the rains this time round are worser than the infamous El Nino that hit Nairobi in 1997.

“It is worthy to note that In two days we had 10% of the annual rainfall 150mm of the 1870 mm in 365 days. This is worse than El Nino rains experienced in Nairobi in 1997,”he stated.

Governor Kidero also went on to assure Nairobians that the county government in collaboration with Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) and Kenya Highways Authority (KENHA)are doing their best to unclog all blocked drainage systems in the city to ensure smooth and efficient flow of water.


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“I Know You Are Frustrated With The Traffic But Please Bear With Me” : Governor Kidero Says

Many Nairobians have raised issues about the changes made by governor Kidero to close round a bouts in regards to the new traffic management plan in the CBD. On Monday morning Kenyans raised their feelings on the new changes that have probably not been that effective or say efficient in reducing traffic jam in Nairobi. With most of them being negative to the plan Governor Kidero was trending on social media or a couple of hours.


The comments have now  made the Nairobi governor to respond by urging Nairobi residents to at least bear with him by giving the plan time. He said :


I know most of you are frustrated with the traffic experience especially on Mombasa road and it’s environs. Please bear with me as the traffic management and decongestion team constituted to ensure this works is currently reviewing and working round the clock to ease traffic and ensure you get to your respective destinations in good time.
I will work tirelessly to ensure this is achieved.

Kindly be patient

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