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Am not a Land Grabber, Nairobi Deputy Governor Nominee Mutungi Defends Self

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Mutunga Mutungi the Deputy Governor nominee has defended himself from land grabbing allegations in Kayole after a petition was represented before the assembly vetting panel against him.

Mutunga has described the petition as baseless adding that he has never been involved in any land grabbing incident in Nairobi.

“Whatever was tabled is not new to me I don’t deal with land matters, the land I have are purchased or inherited. I don’t belong to any cartel ring and am also not a cartel..” he told the select committee on Appointment.

Mutungi assured Nairobi residents that he will work closely with governor Ann Kananu to ensure good governance and proper service delivery.

He told the Nairobi Assembly Select Committee on Appointments that he will engage Kananu in order ensure hawkers are protected and revenue collection is not militarized. 

“We don’t need military in revenue collection… and that applies to licenses. We shall review approach in dealing with wananchi,” he assured the committee.

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On pending bill which has been a matter of concern, Mutungi blamed the treasury on current challenges they are experiencing in payment of pending bills.

He says that treasury blocked payment of pending bills by Nairobi  County Government until they come up by proper schedule of doing that.

“When i was appointed by the acting governor we compiled payment below Ksh. 5 Million and handed over 800 files to Nairobi Metropolitan Services and it was about  Ksh1 billion so the pending bills were being paid by NMS  but then the Treasury has stopped payment of pending  bills …on travels the county government is paying but on arrears. The Treasury demands  comprehensive plan to pay failure to which the Treasury shall release no money to county, government of Nairobi.”

“On hawkers matters it landed on my desk we have dealt with that conclusively. …our enforcement officers are still old schools of Kanjo Kingdom where they would harm civilians without being held accountable. Through the governor we have started training them in every three weeks and daily parades ..and there is no old normal of impunity…the only thing I will remind my governor to implement whatever legislation that is  there to address hawkers menace,” he told the panel.

Mutungi was first elected councilor for Mbotela Ward in 1997, he has served as a director at the Nairobi City County Water and Sewerage Company.

BY ALLAN OTIENO

VIDEO OF THE DAY; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CSEdtp3Hb8&t=3s

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