Kilimani Member of the County Assembly and Majority Whip at the Nairobi County Assembly, Moses Ogeto, has passionately come to the defense of Nairobi Governor [Governor’s Name] in the face of allegations of corruption within the Nairobi County government. His comments were made during the launch of the ‘Nairobi Dishi na County Schools’ feeding initiative at Baba Dogo Primary School in Ruaraka.
In a resolute statement, the ODM-affiliated MCA directly addressed the media and leaders who have been implicated in sponsoring stories that question the integrity of Governor Sakaja’s administration. Ogeto underscored the importance of focusing on constructive efforts and progress, rather than undermining the governor’s fight against corrupt practices at City Hall.
“I want to congratulate Governor Sakaja for the Dishi na County program which was initiated and has been rolled out in a record two months,” stated Ogeto. He then firmly called upon the media to cease their involvement in tarnishing the governor’s reputation with allegations of misappropriated funds in the Nairobi County budget. Ogeto, as a member of the Majority, assured the public that the budget was meticulously planned and rigorously scrutinized to safeguard against any misallocation of public funds.
Ogeto’s stance was clear: Those questioning the governor’s financial decisions should channel their concerns through the appropriate channels for investigation. “If they think that there is any money that is lost, then they should let the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Office of the Controller of Budget investigate,” emphasized Ogeto. He further insisted that the media should refrain from disrupting Governor Sakaja’s unyielding efforts to root out corruption cartels that have historically hindered efficient service delivery.
Governor Sakaja’s commitment to purging City Hall of corrupt elements has been unwavering. Over the years, these corrupt practices have impeded effective governance and the delivery of essential public services. In response, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations has initiated investigations into alleged corruption within City Hall, reflecting the administration’s determination to restore transparency and integrity.
The clash between allegations of corruption and Governor Sakaja’s proactive efforts to counter them underscores the broader struggle to combat graft within the public sector. With the support of figures like MCA Moses Ogeto, who champion integrity in governance, the administration aims to overcome these challenges and pave the way for a more transparent and accountable Nairobi County government.