Subject: Renaming of Mbagathi Way after Rt. Hon. Raila A. Odinga,EGH

THAT, aware that the Country has a history of conferring honors and recognition on its most outstanding citizens for their service, acts or deeds which promote public good; NOTING that this tradition has historically been done by both the National government and the then County or Municipal Councils, which now are County Governments; COGNIZANT that these honors and recognition has extended to not just medals and titles, but the renaming of roads and other public facilities after our heroes and heroines and other valiant Kenyans; OBSERVING that the Rt. Hon. Raila Amollo Odinga, EGH has for the entire period of his adult life greatly impacted in the development of the Kenyan State both democratically and economically; and has during this period been involved in fighting for greater democratic space, good governance, rule of law and development of infrastructure against many odds including detention without trial for ten years ; NOTING that in 2005, as the Minister for Roads and Public Works, Raila Odinga conceived, planned and implemented masterpiece infrastructure such as the Thika Super Highway and the Mbagathi way concrete road which has since proved to be the most durable road ever constructed in Kenya; GRATEFUL that his recent actions of shaking hands with both the former President H.E. President Mwai Kibaki, EGH and H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, EGH led to restoration of peace and harmony in Kenya; RECOGNIZING that in recognition of these decades of service, the African Union (AU) recently appointed him as the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development; NOW THEREFORE, this Assembly RESOLVES that the Nairobi City County Government rename Mbagathi Way in Kibra Constituency, Nairobi City County to Raila Odinga Way in recognition of Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga’s contribution in the development and growth of the Kenyan State including his selfless sacrifice in championing for good governance, democratic space and development of infrastructure for the period of his entire adult life.
Notice of Motion 21st September, 2021
Mover Hon. Peter Imwatok, MCA - Minority Whip
Seconder Hon. Mary Mwami, MCA
Division None
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 12th October, 2021
Remarks Adopted
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