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Major General Badi, Sonko Clash Over NMS Budget


The cash crunch has hit the Nairobi Metropolitan Services following governor Mike Sonkos’ decision to decline the assent into enforcement of the 15 billion supplementary budget sending it back to the county assembly but with amendments.
According to Sonko, there were some allocations in the budget to functions that were never transferred to the NMS.
Nairobi assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi has taken the governor head-on accusing him of playing political games with the taxpayers money.
‘‘We should not play politics with taxpayers money .. we have only one entity that allocates funds we know our functions and the development plan of the county. Nairobians want to see development.’’ She said.
In the stuck supplementary budget, the assembly allocated 1 billion shillings for the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus in the city with each ward allocated 1 million.
Elachi says they shall ensure the NMS functions as initiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta despite the political intrigues.
As it stands Badi can not access any cash until the governor signs Nairobi City County Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2020.