By Njoroge Kinuthia
Nairobi Town Clerk Philip Kisia officially leaves City Hall, the place that some derisively call City Hole, today. Mr Kisia, who has been managing the affairs of the city for past three years, has been vocal about making Nairobi a better place for its residents and visitors.
We have all seen him busy doing this or that. Well, he didnât take Nairobi to the level he might have anticipated or where Nairobians would have wished, but nevertheless, he has done his bit. Nairobi may not be a heaven yet but, in the same token, itâs not a hell.
Kisia has been a regular subject of discussion on this page, put to task for his purported sins and those of the battalion of workers that he has hitherto commanded. The Town Clerk has answered most of our readersâ questions but we hope the inheritor of his office, Mr Roba Duba, will respond to the pending ones. Kisia intends to run for the office of Nairobi Governor in the coming elections. We wish him the best. Meanwhile, Pointblank welcomes Duba and warn him to brace for a barrage of questions from our readers.
Another plea to EABL over road
Hereâs yet another person who believes East Africa Breweries should do something about the dilapidated road leading to their Ruaraka factory. The new Kenya Breweries management, says Mr Kanyi Gioko, should embark on a "face-saving mission" as a matter of priority.
Gioko alleges that the feeder road connecting the factory to the "newly-minted" Thika Road is degrading the stature of a top tax-payer.
"Itâs sad when even EABLâs own workers have to tip-toe on the road bumps while holding their breath for balance on their way to the gate from the parking lot," he says.
He adds: "EABL has been known to dole out Sh100 million for sports. Is it too much for Kenyans who earn you millions to ask for a well maintained road?" He claims the current heavy rains are blameless over the poor state of the road as even manyunyu ya hapa na pale (light showers) are enough to make it impassable.
Gioko wants EABL to borrow a leaf from Bamburi Cement Company, which he claims, has improved Mtamboni and Mkomani roads.
Kileleshwa? No, Oleleshua estate!