While Nairobi is full of garbage, this is what Kigali is doing to control the Coronavirus
Nairobi, the once legendary City in the Sun, has now been reduced to a smelly, crappy and decaying shell of its old self with the most incompetent leadership and team running the city affairs.
As we speak, tonnes of rotten garbage has been lining up the streets, congestion is the order of the day, the air is thick with pungent smells and the traffic could never get worse.
To compound matters, aggrieved City County employees have been splattering dirt and garbage across the streets to protest their unpaid salaries.
While all this is going on, Kigali, which has, time and again, been voted the cleanest City in Africa, continues to shine and get even cleaner.
The Coronavirus – COVID-19, which has now been officially labeled a pandemic by the CNN and other bodies, has now started manifesting itself in Africa – But Rwanda is not taking any chances.
To keep the Kigali residents safe and free from the Wuhan, China virus, the City’s leadership has now installed new public taps across all of the City’s bus stops – commuters have to wash their hands first before boarding Kigali’s public transport.
SEEN IN KIGALI: To prevent the risk of #Coronavirus outbreak, passengers at the Kigali Bus Park have to wash their hands before getting onto buses.#Rwanda has recorded NO case of the epidemic but the country has stepped up vigilance. pic.twitter.com/tb7cfUNj7K
— The New Times (Rwanda) (@NewTimesRwanda) March 9, 2020
The taps are clean, new, high-tech and seem to be immaculately maintained and run.
Not like the sheer madness and disgusting shoddiness that our Nairobi City if infamous for.
Hard to imagine such seamlessness in our chaotic Matatu sector.
Kigali just can’t stop winning.