Poor city planning, graft to blame for sewerage problems
It is becoming common to see sewerage leakages and sewage spilling on major roads in Nairobi. Of course, if you go to most of the estates on the outskirts of Nairobi, and many other towns in the country this has already become the norm. When it rains, one of the main problems we have is contamination of water, leading to pestilence. At the same time, lack of proper planning has resulted in floods, destruction of property and loss of lives when it rains heavily. Notably, one of the signs of a growing economy is the development of urban centres, which in essence means establishment of real estate structures all over the place. The property market has been one of the key growth areas in Kenya, at least since 2003. Unfortunately, less attention is being aid to planning when doing so. We must ensure proper planning to avoid creating more problems. One way is by by eradicating corruption.
HARRISON IKUNDA Nairobi