A new poll shows that a majority of Nairobi residents are happy with the transformation being undertaken by the newly formed Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS). In a survey done by Opinion Track Ltd, 85 % of the city residents are happy with NMS and would like them to be given more support to transform the city.
According to Opinion Track Ltd, they surveyed 1000 respondents among adults June 20th and 26th 2020. According to the poll, only 10 per cent of city adults still support the previous status quo while 5% are not sure.
Nairobi County is slowly and significantly gaining a new face after the transfer of powers from Governor Mike Sonko to the Nairobi Metropolitan Service under Major General Mohammed Badi .
In what has badly embarrassed the Kidero and Sonko stewardship of the capital city since 2013, the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has began the transformation from what was once a chaotic garbage, street families and hawker infested city into a more inclusive modern city in the sun.
After Badi’s appointment, the Nairobi Metropolitan Service was given several directives by the president to implement within 100 days in office, which would culminate into enhanced service delivery to the people of Nairobi.
A slight walk around Nairobi town reveals a number activities aimed at improving the city outlook. They range from waste collection, drainage clearing, rehabilitation of roads, housing and urban development, provision of water and sanitation services amongst others.
President Uhuru Kenyatta recently took a random walk in the streets of Nairobi to inspect some of the projects being undertaken under NMS and was happy with the level of transformation achieved so far.
The president commended them for the good job and challenged them to work towards ensuring that Nairobi becomes a model city not only in the region but also in the entire world. On their side, the leadership of the NMS under General Mohammed Badi assured President Kenyatta that he will work on avenues of transforming Nairobi into a smart city.