UN-HABITAT wants a governance ethics code introduced in City Councils to address corruption among city authorities.
UN-HABITAT Chief of Urban Development, Paul Taylor said there was a need for dynamic leadership to introduce new governance approaches that are necessary to improve delivery of water, sewerage, health and education services.
"There is a link between governance and safety. Reforms are needed to ensure that city authorities deliver services," Taylor told a Nairobi City Residents Convention on Monday, a meeting bringing together over 1,000 people to discuss a crime prevention strategy for the Kenyan capital.
Kenyan urban dwellers encounter graft within the local government structure when seeking essential services such as the connection of water, Transparency International said in its latest report.
Corruption is more rampant in the licensing of small businesses, the provision of healthcare services and the connection and reconnection of water services, the anti-corruption agency noted.
The Nairobi City Council is holding a week long City Resident's Convention to find practical ways of addressing these problems facing the city residents.