Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja’s bodyguards on Thursday night shoved away a section of rowdy street urchins who attempted to block his motorcade.
Sakaja’s convoy was forced to stop following the inversion by the street kids who demanded he address their plights.
The move triggered Sakaja’s bodyguards, who quickly intervened to prevent them from accessing his car.
In the viral video, the governor’s security personnel could be seen pushing away the rowdy street children, who adamantly sought his intervention.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja at the Woodley Stadium as construction commenced on August 10, 2023
In particular, one boy courageously stood right in front of the governor’s car while holding a rod. The street urchin, who was visibly wounded in his left leg, seemingly requested medical attention.
One of the guards, nonetheless, shoved him away in order to make way for the governor’s vehicle.
Some street urchins lamented that the boy was injured, and others condemned the bodyguards for what they claimed was an inhumane act.
The kids then began rushing behind the governor’s fleet in a bid to stop him, but the police officers blocked them and even slapped their suspected ring leader before driving away.
A police officer was captured slapping the limping boy in the back before pulling him to the ground.
Even so, despite the confrontation between the guards and the street children, the governor did not address the issues raised by the kids.
Sakaja, on Thursday evening, toured the city to assess a plan to restore walkways. According to the governor, the work is set to begin next week.
“Late last night in the CBD, together with our chief of staff, a team of engineers, and awarded contractors, we aligned on major improvement works on walkways set to commence downtown next week,” read part of Sakaja’s statement.
“Our Green Army mko top! Nairobi is flowing. Thanks for the great work you are doing on our drainage system,” he added, praising Nairobi County employees cleaning drainages amid the El Nino rains.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja with a section of county officials inspecting drainages within the CBD on November 24
Governor Johnson Sakaja