Nairobi county assembly is now in a cash crisis following a battle with former clerk Jacob Ngwele who has now taken the battle to the Central Bank Of Kenya blocking account signatories.
On Tuesday, labor and relations court through Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa ordered CBK to reinstate Sammy Kalundu Ndana and senior finance officer Paul Kimani Wainaina as signatories to Nairobi County Assembly exchequer accounts an order that had not been effected by the time were publishing this article.
‘‘Pending inter partes hearings of this application,this Honorable court is pleased to issue an Order directing Central Bank of Kenya to reinstate Sammy Kalundu Ndana the Principal Accountant and Paul Kimani Senior Finance Officer as authorisers and signatories to the Nairobi City County Assembly Exchequer Accounts ……held by Central Bank of Kenya ..and to incur expenditure and to make payments on money already voted for but unexpended in 2019/2020 Finance Year,’’ reads the order in part.
Nairobi county assembly MCAs and over 300 staff members have been going without salaries with the assembly suppliers also threatening to stop their services. Committee activities have also been grounded making it difficult for the honorables to discharge their legislative mandate.
‘‘All these are being done by Ngwele the former clerk and Director of Banking CBK Mr Mwenda Marete just to starve MCAs ,staffs and to halt assembly operations.’’ Minority Whip Peter Imwatok told Ghetto Radio News.
When we reached Mr. Marete he brushed off the allegations saying he does not discuss client matters in the media.
‘‘We don’t discuss client information am sorry.’’ Marete told us on phone.