Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's climb down from his directive that prohibited Public Service Vehicles from the CBD has earned him harsh criticism from city residents.
Nairobians on Tuesday morning accused their governor of having erratic "mood swings" after he announced the suspension of the ban after consultations with affected PSV operators.
"I have met this morning with the affected PSV operators with a view to agreeing an acceptable solution that has less negative implication on all affected. During the coming days, I will continue to hold discussions with affected parties to find a way forward," wrote governor Sonko on Facebook.
He added: "I have noted with deep concern the plight of Nairobi residents as a result of the ban, and hereby announce that the full implementation of this directive has been suspended with immediate effect. This is to facilitate further consultation with all affected parties, in order to find a lasting solution to the problem of vehicular congestion."
Netizens were not very enthusiastic to the news with most chastising him for not taking the people of Nairobi seriously.
Kipkirui Isaac Korir said; "The apology by the Governor isn't enough, the only way to regret his barbaric decision is either to RESIGN or immediately appoint a Deputy Governor and a City Manager."
Tyler Poly suggested; "Sa si Monday ujaribu na Ku ban private cars from entering tao tuone vile kutaenda."
Joseph Makenge Mukiri wrote; "Sonko should know by now KENYANS have withdrawn good will they hand bestowed upon him."
Feisal Faruq commented; "Do consultation b4 action... the damage is already done ... Sakaja gave out 100 buses then you counter his generosity by uplifting the ban... you are playing with people's life."
Geoffrey MwangI stated; "Being the Governor with executive power doesn't mean you exercise dictatorship. Consultation is the key at all times."
Eliza Musyoka said, "Next time consult widely... . That Was a sick decision... Plan prior and you will be at peace."