Years Of Poor Planning And Impunity Renders Nairobi Flooding Impossible To Resolve..

According to City Hall, the physical planning of the city in terms of urban planning dates back to post-independence days when the designs were made.
The old drainage was designed to serve less than 500,000 people but the city population has since ballooned to about five million.


Upgrading the system might require demolishing some buildings, which City Hall says is impossible. The construction, especially in the slums, has compounded the drainage problem. Trade activities on road reserves like building kiosks over drainage systems, selling building materials like sand, stones, ballast, and timber some of which end up in the drains have also been faulted for blocking the drains. City residents have also been blamed for dumping solid waste in drainage systems, blocking the flow of water.
An attempt to address drainage was made on April 11, 2018, when Nairobi acquired flusher machines used to unblock drainage systems. It was part of programs funded by the World Ban under the Nairobi Metropolitan Service Improvement Project. The project started in December 2012 and was expected to be completed by the end of May 2019. The whole project costs around Sh500 million and Nairobi alone is allocated 75 percent of the total amount.

If your wanna solve any of the many problems that the city faces, start by repossessing the grabbed land, then from there you can plan. Anything else is a waste of time.

Ata mimi nimeona gari ziko kwa parking na ni roof tu inaonekana. They are flooded. Totaled. Hasara tupu.


Happening today morning in Nairobi…


[SIZE=7]Vehicles swept by floods along Kangundo Road[/SIZE]
[SIZE=5]Motorists spent their nights on the road as it became impassible[/SIZE]
In Summary
• Kayole police boss Wilson Kosgei says all those who were in danger of drowning or being swept by the floods were rescued.
• Vehicles included two buses, one mini-bus, two saloon cars, one pick-up and a motorcycle belonging to a bodaboda rider.

Meanwhile in Budalangi…


[SIZE=7]Residents fear cholera outbreak after floods[/SIZE]

In Summary
• They have accused the national government of failing to address the flooding problem in the area.
• Most homesteads and farms in Bunyala West are flooded.

Hii kizee ni noma banaa, i feel for them.


Who designed that bridge.

Who will rescue this city?


When colonial Governor Edward Northey was sent to Nairobi, he faced the wrath of European settlers in February 1919 who asked the Nairobi maverick Col Ewart Grogan – the man who built the Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital – to deliver a classic welcoming speech:

“Before we sit down to business with you sir, before we tabulate to you all our innumerable woes of the last 14 years, we are entitled to know whether you have been sent here as another telephone exchange girl …This country is not willing to be governed by secretariat officers, men of little more brains than the creatures that crawl around at the bottom of the sea … we want people with a vision that extends beyond the end of the noses …”

It was a classic piece.

For the past 50 years, Nairobi has deteriorated into a sorry state, thanks to inept policies, wanton theft and lack of foresight.
For ages, it has been the victim of whistle-start whistle-stop policies, unorthodox bylaws, and plunder.


The broken city has, in turn, become the destination of a myriad of jobless people escaping the dilapidating poverty in the countryside – only to swell the numbers of jobless who pay no taxes to the city but demand services.

Eastlands, once a blue-collar neighborhood with solid middle-class that included African legislators, senior clerks, and fresh university graduates from Uganda’s Makerere, has become the haven of hobos, misfits, conmen and organized gangs – and they easily get their own into leadership.

At the moment, an estimated four million live in the more than 200 slums and informal settlements – up from 50 in 1971 – and thus straining the infrastructure and encroaching on former green spaces. By 1971, the slums only housed 32 percent (167,000 people) of its population of 520,000 people. Today, more than 60 percent of Nairobi residents live in the slums.