Capital City?

Everyone knows that a capital city is the representation of the whole country at large. And when it comes to Kenya, everything is way crazier than expected!

Nairobi,Kenya doesn’t seem to create a positive picture in people’s minds. From the town itself to estates it’s just mayhem. Litter everywhere and anywhere, drainage issues, congestion of people everywhere, poor hygiene and sanitation, poor security, water issues, poor roads,electricity issues at times  and much more, if I keep mentioning someone might just pack their bags and go to Tanzania or any other neighbouring country.

As far as am concerned, natural calamities do occur and am sure there are funds put aside to cater for such occurrences. It’s saddening to see how floods are swipping people’s belongings and property and no one seems to take considerations but in stead, the leaders are using it as a political strategy!

Regardless of the help and aid given to those affected, someone’s life will never be the same again, both financially and emotionally! Everyone is always proud of what they’ve worked for, not what they’ve received as aid! The Huruma tradegy has left big gaps in people’s lives and hearts! Many have lost their loved ones and property at the same time! How I wish the person who was in charge of issuing title deeds would consider the locations before issuing them!

I do believe there’s a course known as Disaster Management, aren’t the graduates of the course employed? Aren’t they supposed to be the ones that help out in such matters? I do have an idea that there is a high number of unemployed youths and all that, so I won’t be surprised if those graduates are not put into use!

As the rains keep falling, I fear for the lives of many in our country. My heart bleeds for everyone. Thanks to greed and corruption, there’s global warming, cutting down of trees for  timber and burning of forests for charcoal which happens to generate good money!Hence everyone’s suffering equally to unstable climatic conditions and unfavorable weather conditions as well.

Kenya is a beautiful country with many attributes and great things, but the little negative things seem to be overtaking the positive ones thanks to political influence! Our leaders should stop making everything to be linked to politics but instead do things i‭‬n good will without expecting extra credit!

If I wasn’t Kenyan and I heard about how Nairobi looks like and its situation as per now, I’d not think it’s a capital city but just a random town. But since am Kenyan, it’s my obligation to ensure that I don’t litter around and select leaders with goals and ambitions, and who’ve got a sense of belonging and ready to serve as an epitome. 

The whole world at large needs to take care of the environment! Global warming is real and a serious problem that affects everyone! I myself, I’ll make sure I’ll at least plant 300 trees before I die! Challenge yourself!

 

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9 thoughts on “Capital City?

  1. Nairobi has been reduced to a mere town. It’s pride is slowly fading away. Once a ‘City in the Sun’… Now a city under the sun. We should indeed challenge ourselves to return it to its once lost glory.☺

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  2. Well said Sharon!! Indeed the name Nairobi itself means a place of cool waters, now its as if its a place of flooding waters. As the government plays its part, we citizens must also be responsible and avoid littering, plant trees (like sharon), devolve to the counties and avoid overcrowding in the city ( there are so many opportunities in the county), and of course as u said a total overhaul in disaster training and management in Kenya.

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  3. I agree with you sharon. Now is not time for blame games but the gvt should lay out proper strategy of helping the victims. Once it’s just Nairobi by name and that’s that’s

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