If elected governor, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has pledged to get rid of the rusted, old, and unsafe Kanjo (County constables) vehicles.
The vehicles, he claimed, are unroadworthy and a disgrace to Nairobi, the county that receives the most equitable share.
“We are in 2022 but the inspectorate department are patrolling around the city in old, rusty vehicles which can even infect the people being carried with diseases if they are cut,” Sakaja said.
“If elected, I will replace the vehicles with proper inspectorate vehicles which will be used by the department.”
As they patrol the Central Business District, the officers’ vehicles have come to be known as being rickety, rusty, old, and abrasive (CBD).
The vehicles’ exterior paint has faded, and the Nairobi City County Inspectorate and Enforcement badge is clearly visible. The windows are “secured” with old, rusted wire mesh.
The vehicles mainly offer rides to unwilling passengers like hawkers and city by-laws breakers who end up being arrested.