Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A tale of two capital cities

There has been a noticeable ratcheting up of the tone of urgency in the chatter among NGOs, Kenyan intellectuals and government officials warning about the dire need to ease pressure on resources and infrastructure in Nairobi.

They are right! The humanitarian crisis in this Africa's 4th most populous city is already at alarming levels, with rampant poverty and a lack of adequate and reliable basic services. According to the UN, less than half of the households in Nairobi have proper water connections, let alone a reliable water supply.

Dave Nyambati makes a case for a second capital city in Kenya. Read more here.