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Kidero uproots Nairobi grass days after Obama departure

30 July 2015, 13:47 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has confirmed that grass planted in the days before the visit to the country of US President Barack Obama has been uprooted.

The admission came just hours after Nairobi County government workers were seen uprooting the grass which was planted a month to the visit of the US President.

Kidero stated that the grass would be replanted after the ground is re-leveled.

" Kidero Grass is well on course, the quality of grass selected takes time to grow," he stated Thursday.

The beautification process of the city in preparation for Obama's visit was estimated to cost KES 180 million.

Kenyans on social media were critical of the announcement by Kidero, terming it wastage of the highest order.

" This is a waste of public resources and leaves a bad taste in my mouth as a taxpayer," Justin Njogu, a motorist told News24.

Kenyans were especially wondering why the grass was planted with their plastic covering intact, meaning there was a prior plan to have them removed once Obama left.

" The contractor needs to have the ground done afresh to allow the replanting of the grass," Nairobi County Director of Communications Beryl Okundi said.

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