The appointment of Pauline Njoroge as a member of the Tourism Regulatory Authority has been revoked.
Tourism CS Najib Balala said he had not known that she had posted negative statements on social media about the Nairobi National Park.
“I am revoking Pauline Njoroge’s appointment as a board member of the Tourism Regulatory Authority because we have just seen what she had tweeted in the past that Nairobi National Park was useless. We do not want to be associated with such people and such thinking,” he said in a statement on Saturday.
Pauline Njoroge, a Jubilee Party blogger who wanted the Nairobi National Park abolished was appointed to the Board of Tourism Regulatory Authority.
Ms Njoroge was appointed by Tourism CS Najib Balala alongside Kevin Muasya, Alais Lenana Momoi and Isaac Muchiri Njagu for a tenure of three years effective August 7, 2020.
This came as a surprise and conflict of interest as she has been a person who vehemently opposing some tourism projects, including calling for the abolishment of the Nairobi National Park terming it as unproductive.
In a Facebook post she made sometimes back, Ms Njoroge argued that the Park could be abolished and the land put into “better and more profitable use”.
“The only selling point of that park is that it’s “The only National park in a capital city in the world” beyond that glamorous title, what else does it offer? The orphanage and the nature walk make economic sense But the park?! It does not make sense that in a congested city like Nairobi we can afford to have acres and acres of land in the name of a park when the is literally bursting at the seems with people… We even have to hold discussions on re-routing the SGR so as to save a park that is economically redundant,” she posted
Truly a saying that the internet never forgets has come to pass.