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NAIROBI DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR A VEHICLE FREE DAY.

Unlike cities that have car-free days, Nairobi does not meet the criteria. One, the car in Nairobi is a convenient mode of transport, not a luxury. This is because there is no acceptable mode of public transport to carry the masses to and from work apart from 3 routes that have train services and is only in the morning and evening that is Kahawa, Kikuyu, and Embakasi. Many roads do not have PSVs.  Setting a vehicle free day on a working day (Wednesday) will sabotage freedom of movement and stop the frail economy. What does the CS Transport expect Nairobians to do where there is no mode of public transport at all? Kitisuru, Karen, Garden Estate, to name but a few do not have a public mode of transport due to the informality of the system. Cities that have car-free days have a park and walk or ride facilities. Where does the CS expect people to park their vehicles since one cannot walk from Nyali estate to CBD? Even if one was to walk for the 15 kilometres in the morning, will the person walk back at night when after the close of business? This haphazard arrangement cannot work in Nairobi. First things first, let the minister and Nairobi Governor in close consultation with governors of Kajiado, Kiambu, and Machakos work on foolproof mass transit with requisite infrastructure to qualify to join organized cities that have car-free days. Aping and trying to catch up with other well-run cities can only punish Nairobi residents and will not make Nairobi any better. 

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