Kamukunji Member of Parliament Yusuf Hassan oversees a very strategic constituency, one that is near Nairobi City Central Business District.
His 9 years at the helm has not brought much difference from his illiterate predecessors who hanged on the ‘Kikuyu-hegemony’ to stay in power.
Yusuf, a former journalist is full of Public Relations, am afraid that’s the only difference with former MPs of the constituency.
Eastleigh was a dirty, garbage infested neighbourhood full of crime. An eyesore, gangrene in the CBD of Nairobi.
It still is.
Uncollected garbage litter the streets,
Raw sewage fills every nook and cranny of unfinished roads.
Traders and buyers alike, jump over piles of displaced mounds of sand and raw vegetable peels teeming with flies.
No wonder this place was shut down due to COVID-19 infections.
Eastleigh reflects the lazy Somali lifestyle, where anything goes. One can use a cup used for drinking tea to wash their feet, arms, face and god-knows-what, buttocks?
Yusuf Hassan should style up and clean up the mess, in the years to come, Nairobi City doesn’t have to look at the Metropolitan while bypassing nearby places such as Kamukunji that need a facelift.
The new trains, DMUs need to have a route to Eastleigh as one of the most important business areas slightly outside the CBD.
This dirt in Eastleigh was cleared at some point, how did it come back?
The wider Kamukunji constituency needs a well planned Solid and Liquid Waste Management scheme.