Nairobi MCAs Push Sonko To Sign NMS Budget To Fight COVID -19
BY ALLAN OTIENO
Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has until Friday this week to sign into law the Nairobi County government Supplementary Budget 2020 Bill failure to which the bill will automatically become law.
Minority Whip Peter Imwatok wants the governor to move with speed and assent it so that Nairobi Metropolitan Services c can access the funds to fight the COVID 19 pandemic.
‘‘He should sign it in the next two days but if he fails, the bill shall automatically become a law and the NMS will get the authority to access the funds..we have allocated 85 million shillings for our wards so that we can join the fight of this dangerous and deadly disease …this means Sonko has no option.’’ He told Ghetto Radio News.
The Nairobi County assembly sent the bill for the second time to the governor for an assent without amendments as requested by the governor through a memorandum.
The governor opposed the bill saying some of the functions that have been allocated funds in Nairobi Metropolitan Services were never transferred a move that was vehemently opposed by the assembly.
In her ruling speaker Beatrice Elachi said that what Sonko raised were constitutional matters which can not be handled by the assembly.