Nairobi Speaker Ben Mutura Finally Sworn In As Acting Nairobi Governor, signs Ksh. 37 Billion Budget
Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura has finally been sworn in as acting governor an occasion graced by top government officials including Nairobi Metropolitan Services boss Mohammed Badi.
Mutura’s swearing in was presided over by High Court Judge Jairus Ngaaa.
In his address Mutura promised to prioritize residents’ demands in the next two months as an acting governor.
“The fact that am proceeding to be acting governor of Nairobi is an indicator that things are not working well but we must fix them one of them being the budget,” Mutura said.
According to close sources Mutura has already signed the 2020/2021 Ksh. 35 Billion budget which has been a contentious issue between the former governor Mike Sonko and Nairobi County Assembly.
Ksh. 27.1 billion shillings will go to the county government of Nairobi while Ksh. 2 billion will go to Nairobi County Assembly.
Mutura’s swearing in last week failed to happen after the judge arrived at 2:00 Pm.
According to the law, the swearing in of a governor should happen between 10 am and 2 pm.
“He has done well we will now get our two month’s salary for our workers and also for our operations,” senior officer told Ghetto Radio News.