Kapiti Crescent road in South B was renamed on Tuesday in honor of the late football legend Joe Kadenge.
This comes as the Nairobi County Assembly on the same day passed a motion to rename the road after Kadenge for his contribution in the kenyan football scenario since 1970’s.
“The country has since independence named and renamed roads to honor heroes and heroines who have contributed immensely to the development of the republic,” South B ward rep Waithera Chege said and added that she has echoed the calls by her residents who suggested renaming the road after Kadenge .
Waithera also noted that renaming of roads and other public places after heroes and heroines bestows honor and shows gratitude.
Deputy Majority Whip and South B ward rep Waithera Chege echoed the calls by her residents who suggested that renaming the road after Kadenge would be the best fitting tribute the county government could do in honour of the football icon’s legacy.
Supporting the motion, MCA Doris Kanairo suggested that the assembly form a committee to identify legends across the 85 wards who deserved to be honoured and have gone unnoticed.
Kadenge lived in South B, Mariakani estate until his death at Meridian Hospital in Nairobi on July 7, 2019 at the age of 84 after a long battle with a stroke.
By Shadrack Andenga Odinga