Sonko Turns to Raila to End Wrangles With NMS Boss General Badi

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    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (left) showing former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (right) his phone at a past event.
  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Thursday, August 6, appealed to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to solve the ongoing wrangles in the county.

    Sonko also asked Chief Justice David Maraga and the Senate to maximise the Judiciary's experience and bring calm to the county.

    "My humble appeal now goes to the Honourable Chief Justice, The Senate and Hon. Raila Odinga as Great defenders of devolution in this country.

    Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director-General Mohamed Badi. On May 16, 2020, he decried the lack of a budget as a crippling issue in Nairobi County.
    Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director-General Mohamed Badi. On May 16, 2020, he decried the lack of a budget as a crippling issue in Nairobi County.
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    "We need your urgent intervention and rich wisdom in this crisis before the County cripples down and is taken away by selfish individuals," noted Sonko.

    Sonko back in August 2018 revealed that his relationship with Raila has been intact despite him joining President Uhuru Kenyatta's camp.

    The Governor noted that he meant well when signing the deal to hand over key functions of the county to the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) back in February but the ongoing crisis is affecting his service delivery. 

    Despite appreciating the great works NMS, Sonko accused General Badi of conducting imself in a partisan and political manner against the deed of transfer which he said was to complement and not compete with his administration.

    Sonko blamed the crisis and division on some dark forces in the System using divide and rule tactics to have a complete take over of the county through the back door.

    The former Nairobi Senator promised that "the truth" about the wrangles in the county would soon be revealed to the public.

    He also asked Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i to reveal the names of the 14 MCAs that he announced were disarmed, adding that no county official enters the assembly while armed.

    "Believe you me, there is no MCA who goes to the assembly while armed and to date, no MCA has been disarmed, with all the due respect can the CS Matiangi share the names of the 14 MCAs he's alleging to have disarmed?

    "If your very keen you will notice this is Just to divert us from seeking Justice for Hon Mutheu," explained the former Makadara MP.

    Sonko also went on to detail his achievements construction modern of markets, fire stations, Construction, upgrade and equipping of County Health Facilities, beautification of major roads.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko drinking from a Hennessy Whisky bottle during his Senate hearing on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko drinking from a Hennessy-branded Whisky bottle during his Senate hearing on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
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