Work hard to ensure Nairobi regains ‘green city in the sun’ status

Contractors re-carpet part of Nairobi's State House Road on July 8, 2015. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The most recent loss are the trees along parts of Argwings Kodhek and Ngong roads, while future plans include the construction of a raised railway through the Nairobi National Park — the world’s only game reserve found within a major city.
  • The other problem with such constructions is noise pollution.
  • Clearly, the building of new roads and the widening of old ones have helped ease increasing levels of congestion in the city.

When I first travelled to Nairobi as a tourist in 1999, I was struck by how green the city was, with avenues of purple jacarandas, numerous parks, and the beautiful Arboretum.

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