Life along Nairobi River

Nairobi is lovely city loved and visited by many. Its name comes from the Maasai phrase “Enkare Nairobi”, which translates to “cool water”. The phrase is also the Maasai name of the Nairobi river, which in turn lent its name to the city.  The city is also fondly known as the “Green City in the Sun”, and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs. Nairobi river runs across along the back-ends of the city. Her maintenance and protection has for long been neglected until when the-no-nonsense Late Hon. John Michuki got into the docket of Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources in 2008, when the minister initiated the “Rehabilitation and Restoration Programme” of the river. A lot of effort went into landscaping of the area around to even flushing out informal establishments along the river banks. I think Michuki wanted to create a park like Blaxland Riverside Park in Sydney along the Parramatta River. But what the late Michuki started might slip back to the eye-shore that the river used to be with lots of garbage and pollution finding way into the water of the river.  But for now enjoy the nice scenes from a stroll I made a while ago along the river.


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