Fix street family crisis

What you need to know:

  • The street family menace is not peculiar to Nairobi; it’s also in Mombasa and other big towns, including Kisumu, Eldoret and Nakuru.
  • Several past efforts to solve the problem started with a lot of enthusiasm and quickly stalled.

Making a mockery of the ongoing efforts to spruce up Nairobi’s central business district is the proliferation of street families. The streets look decent, with the widening and paving that has created pedestrian-friendly spaces even in the back alleys. But the street family menace is not peculiar to Nairobi; it’s also in Mombasa and other big towns, including Kisumu, Eldoret and Nakuru.

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