The road being built in Nairobi is for the rich. Even if it will no longer traverse the city’s major park, it’s not the future-thinking urban design that Kenya needs.
In Kenya’s capital, the extensive security measures that have always divided the city—once by race, now by class—have grown even more extreme.
This month, Nairobi tried to ban matatus from the city center. As the privately owned buses are many Kenyans’ only travel option, the ban lasted only a day.