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Nairobi Ward reps seeks to rename a street in honour of Yusuf Haji for his BBI role

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Nairobi County Assembly Majority Leader Abdi Guyo has proposed the renaming of one street in the city in honour of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji.

The Matopeni/Springvalley Member of County Assembly (MCA) is now set to table the renaming motion in the House in the coming week.

The majority leader said if approved, it will be a befitting tribute to the lawmaker especially for his pivotal role in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process.

Until his untimely death, Haji was Garissa Senator and the immediate chairman of the BBI after his appointment by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Haji led the 14-member tasks force team in the validation of the BBI document which whose report was launched  last year in November at Bomas of Kenya led by President Kenyatta and Opposition chief Raila Odinga.

The task force conducted the validation of the report through consultations with citizens, civil society and faith-based organizations among other stakeholders.

After a motion calling for the renaming of a road after a prominent person is passed by the assembly, the implementation committee writes to the county executive communicating the approved motion.

The executive has up to three months to effect the changes or reject them.

However, the county assembly can only rename roads that are under its jurisdiction and not that of the national government.

Some of the roads that have been renamed in Nairobi by the city hall include Wangari Maathai Road which was initially Forest Road and Cross Road which was renamed Charles Rubia Road.N

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