Somalia Mayors Meet Sakaja to Benchmark Nairobi Leadership: A Surprising and Sporadic Gathering

On Thursday, May 18th, 2023, Steven Thuku brings us a perplexing and bursty report that has Nairobi County Governor, Johnson Sakaja, leading group of politicians and mayors from Somalia in a walk in Nairobi on May 17th. The article mentions how Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja played host to a delegation of mayors from Somalia on a tour to benchmark development and leadership in Kenya’s capital and how they wanted to learn from Nairobi to improve their country.

Quotes from Governor Sakaja were also included, where he welcomed the mayors and officials to Nairobi and assured them of our support in setting up their institutions. He also emphasized the importance of the lessons they would learn in Nairobi, which would go a long way in improving their institutions in their home country.

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Lastly, the article also references the Kenya-Somalia-Ethiopia borderlands project that was launched by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and the reopening of three border points between Kenya and Somalia that were closed 12 years ago.

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