Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has today assented to the Nairobi City County Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2020.
The bill was passed yesterday by the County Assembly, allocating Sh3.5bn to Nairobi Metropolitan Services.
This brings to an end the standoff between Sonko and the newly established NMS.
The Nairobi Metropolitan Services has received an allocation of 3.5 billion in total, 2.25 billion shillings for recurrent expenditure, and 1.25 billion shillings for development expenditure for the period ending on June 30, 2020.
However, it seems Sonko’s decision to backtrack on the agreement handing over some of the functions to the NMS is far from ending.
Sonko was quick to note that Article 187 of the Constitution of Kenya MUST be complied with going forward.
In April this year, Sonko was accused of frustrating the transfer process after declining to produce crucial documents and information relating to the four transferred functions to the National Treasury.
The Treasury had sought the information through the office of the county secretary to facilitate the smooth transfer of the four functions.
Sonko cited what he referred to as a persistent breach of the transfer agreement as the reason behind his refusal to release the documents.
In response, the embattled Nairobi Governor fired a letter through the acing county secretary Justus Kathenge, saying he was in the process of pulling out of the deal.