Many streets in Nairobi have been named for different purposes. Most of them have been named after prominent leaders especially from back in the day to commemorate their great work.

These roads are not so new to many of us.

Raila Odinga

Mbagathi road was recently renamed Raila Odinga way.

Minority Whip Peter Imwatok introduced the motion, saying deserving leaders should be recognized while they are alive, not when they die.

He said Raila, a presidential aspirant, has greatly improved the democratic and economic development of Kenya. However, Nairobi has no policy on naming streets, roads or buildings.

Francis Atwoli

The road is currently called Atwoli road.  The Nairobi County Government has named a road after Cotu Secretary General, Francis Atwoli. The road in Kileleshwa, near Kenya High School, was formerly called Dik Dik Road. Speaking on Thursday after the recognition, Atwoli said it was in honour of his service to Kenyan workers.

Jalas Link road

Kiss FM presenter Jalango was very ecstatic to reveal that there is a road leading up to his rural home that has been named after him.

The road is referred to as Jalas Link road.

Wangari Maathai road

Wangari Maathai road is in existence to remember her because she left a great legacy behind. The road was initially known as Forest Road.

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