EDITORIAL: Focus on more critical issues

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s claim of improved revenue collection by the county government, up to Sh38 million a day from Sh7 million, appears impressive.

The newfound efficiency has buoyed the new governor, who now has an ambitious target of Sh100 million daily collection.

It will be laudable to achieve this ambitious goal. It should, however, not cloud the real work that awaits the governor -- which is the efficient provision of services to people of Nairobi.

Revenues are good, but the issue lies in what use is made of it. Touting revenue growth alone risks becoming a hollow self-praise or showmanship for something whose impact no one but the governor is going to savour.