Sonko moves to clean city statues after Mutua points out its dirty state

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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has now moved to action after Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua vowed to maintain statues of Kenya patriots along Kimathi Street and Moi Avenue.

In a video doing rounds on Twitter, city county workers are seen cleaning the statues and their surrounding areas.

The city county workers picked litter around the area and also scrubbed the dirty slabs together with the statues.

The cleaning team also cut the grass around the Tom Mboya Statue.

Video of the cleaning team. [Source: Kenyan Traffic Twitter]

On Tuesday, Mutua toured the sites of the statues in the cities including those of Tom Mboya and Dedan Kimathi, saying they have been neglected.

Governor Mutua at Tom Mboya’s statue. [Source: Mutua’s Twitter]

Mutua seemed to bash Sonko by saying leaders responsible for keeping the city clean are more concerned with elections three years away than they are of the state of our youth, women and government services. 

Read Also: Machakos Governor promises to personally maintain Tom Mboya and Dedan Kimathi statues

“We have to reject such leadership as Kenyans deserve better,” said the Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader.

The unclean state of the area surrounding Tom Mboya’s statue. [Source: Mutua’s Twitter]

Mutua also said that this state of uncleanliness personally affected him as he directly participated in the policy for their construction when he was government spokesperson.

The Machakos governor also said he would ensure the statues are cleaned until those who are responsible for their duty wake up from their slumber.

However, Sonko seems to have beat him to it by taking care of the cleaning, which is the responsibility of the city county.

“This disrepair and neglect is an example of what happens when instead of concentrating on serving Wananchi, leaders are involved in propaganda campaigns and political activities for higher office,” said Mutua.

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