In community driven project 'experts' tend to overlook the real participation of community in localizing their own projects. Project design do little to incorporate the locals feelings and values. In the initial stages of the project, the local people input is well collected but as people move towards resource mobilization and implementation, there is modification or adjustments which usually undertaken but communicating these changes to the community is not done correctly. Whereas the evaluation and monitoring of each phase of the project is supposed to be done through participation, tools used by experts, donors and community are usually different. The questions then is who evaluation and monitoring is important? Local participation is more dependent on how communication is structured amongst all parties involved. Looking at Mathare 4a Upgrading project, the local people felt that decision were being made is board rooms while ignoring the reality on the ground.