Finally Unlike Chokora Sonko...Sakaja Brings Something Sensible To Nairobi....

[SIZE=7]Governor Johnson Sakaja launches physical address system for city properties, streets[/SIZE]
Thursday, February 23, 2023

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Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja during a past media briefing.
Pool I Nation Media Group

By Ndubi Moturi

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[li]Execution of the physical address system will begin with the already known streets in Nairobi Central Business District [/li][li]The physical address system will also be integrated with Google Maps to make it easier for navigation and delivery[/li][li]The system will also be implemented in the informal settlements in Nairobi County where the county will use the names of roads[/li][/ul]

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has launched the implementation of a physical address system that will be used to identify buildings and locations for city residents.

The physical address system will involve naming streets and numbering the properties located on them.

The address will have a numerical property identifier which is the property number and the street name.

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Nairobi is the second city in East Africa to implement the physical address system after Kigali in Rwanda. The system will be integrated with the five administrative boroughs in Nairobi.

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Speaking while receiving the physical address system from an urban consultant at City Hall, Mr Sakaja has said the address system will be integrated with the five Nairobi county boroughs to bring amenities close to city residents.

“The physical address system will help the county government in the planning and provision of amenities for our city residents. We will engage in a mass public participation process to help city residents understand it and how they can label their businesses using the system,” Mr Sakaja said.

The county government has already initiated a process of labeling all the streets in Nairobi and the properties located on these streets in an effort to ensure that the process is completed within a short time.

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Mr Sakaja indicated the execution of the physical address system will begin with the already known streets in Nairobi Central Business District (CBD).

“Nairobi is a commercial city and the system will begin with the CBD where the different streets have already been labeled. The property owners will be told the property number and the physical address system so that those businesses that are ready will go ahead with the naming of their properties for their customers to easily access them,” Mr Sakaja added.

The physical address system will also be integrated with Google Maps to make it easier for navigation and delivery.

It will also improve the efficacy of public programs such as disaster relief programs and integrated security.

City residents have been using landmarks that often involve popular buildings and streets within city center to identify their business locations and different places within CBD.

This will be a thing of the past with the launch of the physical address system.

The system will also be implemented in the informal settlements in Nairobi County where the county will use the names of roads. In some places, the county will also issue new names to streets.

“A public participation process will be carried out and we will ensure that the names we will be giving these places are already popular with the residents,” he added.

I thought waKibaki did it .

Counties found this a goldmine… It’s not surprising …

Ni nafasi ya kukula wanatafuta

When is he going to sort out the congestion?

Nasupport sonko

Then after that?

That requires government interference. Add measures to terrace work hours, some people report to work at 6, some 9, some 11……Also move government offices out of the CBD. Even city hall operations should be relocated. Since they opened a highway, Lands can be moved to Mlolongo. Treasury can operate from Kiserian.

Na takataka kwa streets

What if a citizen needs to move from one office to the other? Moving them away will cause inconvenience

It has already been done in say Uganda. If someone tells you they are in plot 10 Jinja road. You can actually count the plots from the beginning of the road and plot 10 is where he’ll be, and it’s even on the title, and it’s the same in all towns in Uganda.

Siku hizi na google, I won’t say imepitwa na wakati but I know someone somewhere is waiting for this to begin, akule ya public participation, brainstorming allowances, lunch, per diem etc etc. Then atafute vijana wawili wakae kwa computer Iko na maps watype, siku mbili tatu, billions ziingie kwa account and mzito pia apate billioni zake. After that, kuna company, I won’t say ya Muthoni Pointie (adopt a torch) but close enough apewe tender ya kuweka signage kuomyeshana these newly named roads/streets, panua hapa na pale, billion here, billion to mzito again.

Then another minion will get a tender to change some of those street names kwa google, a few millions here and there.

Please note that in all these scenarios, not a single road will have been repaired or constructed, even after pointie has put up new names for your road to home you’ll still know it from the pattern of the potholes and their shapes, they are like the stripes on a zebra, none two are alike.

But in the end, someone somewhere will have gotten richer.

It does make sense in a way to have all offices in one place but some need to be out of town. Min of Agriculture is an example. Ministry of defense,

Kwani kazi ya “drop pin kwa wozzap” ni ya?

Na hawkers

Wacha hawkers wapige mboka. Thats where they get their meals at.

Kunahitajika mpangilio mzuri

Sisi watu wa " private bag" hatunanga hii shida.

Better than daily inconvenience to hundreds of thousands.