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Nairobi MCAs  ,Governor Sonko Lock Horns Over the New Supplementary Budget

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Another supremacy battle looms  between governor Mike Sonko and Nairobi County Assembly following the move by the governor to bring into the assembly  the supplementary appropriation bill 2  without estimates.

According to  the  MCAs the  governor has ignored one step  which should be the supplementary budget with  estimates  and votes in each sector.

‘‘They  governor thinks that he can play with our minds  each and every time.He now wants us to cleanse the expenditure at the executive by passing the Supplementary appropriation bill without estimates  ..and at what time will we do the valence, let it be signed  and uploaded in the IFMIS and turns it into votes. It will be the next financial  year.’’ Minority whip Peter Imwatok said.

‘‘We  have only one month left …our focus is squarely  on 2020/2021 we don’t want  to be dragged into NMS fights  again.. if the governor spent money on Covid 19 he will explain to auditors,’’ they said.

Sonko had declined to assent to the initial supplementary bill passed in the assembly , saying that the funds proposed by the MCAs have been allocated to functions not transferred to the NMS. The bill was later de-gazetted after Solicitor general  termed it unprocedural.

Meanwhile the national treasury has given the Nairobi Metropolitan 26.4 billion shillings to run its operations.

Director General NMS Major General Mohammed Badi has pledged  to improve infrastructure in the city and upgrade of slums starting with Mukuru.


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