Bobi Wine is one artiste who has always spelt out government failures to work on certain issues in society and a few hours back, he mocked the KCCA administration by mobilising citizens to cover up a giant pothole on Old Kira Road.
The artiste on his way from home blocked Old Kira Road after a big pothole in the middle of the road had created jam after a car got stuck in it.
Bobi alongside his firebase crew got out of their car, stopped traffic and started getting small branches of tress and barricaded the pothole.
“I’m not just being critical but just about four days ago, this “sink hole” right in the middle of Old Kira road caused an accident that claimed 2 senior four students as I watched. Then just hours later, KCCA officials were arresting vendors and closing illegal businesses in the same neighbourhood, today morning another fatal accident happened, luckily no one died, So I got the residents together and we did just that. I would like you to call upon the Authority to come and save lives.” Bobi Wine posted on his Facebook wall.
It is said drivers have been complaining for the last two weeks about the same problem but no action has since been taken by the city authorities. “The two meter pothole had caused several accidents but not even a warning sign was put up to protect the road users.” Said one of the residents on Kira road.
After a few hours, KCCA sent its workers to rectify the problem and tractors were seen filling up the pothole. Bobi Wine later thanked them and bragged about how his move was aimed at drawing attention which the governing body did saying.
“When we closed Old Kira Road this morning because of a deadly Hole, we wanted to draw attention of the authorities to the matter and it worked like magic. I want to thank KCCA for responding accordingly in just a matter of hours.
We are now working with KCCA engineers to fix it in the shortest time.”