Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has ended a standoff over funding with the newly created metropolitan authority.
He ended the impasse after assenting to the Nairobi City County Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2020, ending a two-month long standoff.
“I have today (Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020) assented to the Nairobi City County Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2020,” Sonko, who had declined to approve a Sh15 billion budget, stated.
The Bill was was assented after it was passed on Tuesday, June 2nd by the Nairobi County Assembly allocates Sh3.5 billion to the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) headed by Director General Mohamed Badi.
NMS’s budget includes Sh2.25 billion for recurrent expenditure and Sh1.25 billion for development expenditure for the current financial year ending on June 30.
The Governor had rejected the initial budget in April, claiming the Supplementary Bill submitted for his assent had approved funds that were not meant for the transferred functions.
ADVERTISEMENT. SCROLL TO CONTINUE READING.Sonko said the proposed allocations were contrary to the Deed of Transfer he signed on February 26.
Sonko however asked the Nairobi Metropolitan Services to adhere to the deed of transfer which he signed in February, under which he ceded some county functions to the metropolitan authority.
The Governor transferred four key functions – Health, transport, public works and planning, and development services – whose budgets and resources now fall under the control of the Badi-led agency.
The move was meant to ensure smooth running of services in Nairobi County, at a time when the Governor has been barred from accessing his office at City Hall over graft charges over graft charges.
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MP Tim Wanyonyi Commissions Upgrade of Kabete PAG Access Road
Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) is undertaking the upgrade of Kabete PAG access road. The Constituency Roads Board are in charge of the implementation of the project.
Addressing residents outside the Loresho Green apartments, Mr Wanyonyi said the road will open up the area. He added that the road will ease movement to Kabete PAG Church which has been a challenge for a long time.
“The carbro will be of good service and is easy to maintain. I promised to deliver this road and it has come to pass,” said Mr Wanyonyi.
Additionally, the upgrade is to be completed by August.
Northern Ways Construction are building the 286 m road which will have a width of 6 metres and will carry two lanes. At least KES 7 million is set aside for the upgrade.
MP Tim Wanyonyi Distributes Food to 300 Kangemi Families
Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi has distributed food and essential items to 300 families from Kangemi. This is to cushion vulnerable families from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have been addressing the plight of many people, whenever we get food aid, we deliver to them. It is not easy to lead hungry constituents. I have been sourcing for assistance from different resourceful organizations and people. We hope to feed many more families in our initiative,” said Tim Wanyonyi.
This was made possible by Yoga Heart who donated 200 hampers while Team Pankaj gave 100 food packs.
The food distribution events are the latest in a series of initiatives in which the legislator has engaged since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION TO 10,000 VULNERABLE FAMILIES
The legislator has during the last three months provided dry relief food to more than 10,000 families across the constituency.
He has embraced a non-contact food distribution technique to reach out to vulnerable families in his drives.
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Similarly, the legislator has installed a sanitization booth in Kangemi market. Buyers and sellers can pass through the booth. The booth contains a disinfectant that kills the virus responsible for the virus.
200 FOOT OPERATED HAND WASHING STATIONS
GITHOGORO FREE TAP WATER PROJECT TO 15,000 RESIDENTS
The beneficiaries thanked the MP for the support saying it was a good example of what the other leaders should do.
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