Governor Sonko rejects bill seeking to allocate funds to Nairobi Metropolitan Services

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko Wednesday rejected the Nairobi County Supplementary Appropriation Bill which is meant to allocate more than Sh15 billion to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) for county functions which were transferred to the national government last month.

Governor Sonko said that he had referred the matter back to the County Assembly arguing that it was in contradiction to the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act and County Governments Act.

“Pursuant to County Governments Act (No. 17 of 2017), I do hereby refuse to assent to the Nairobi City County Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2020. I refer the Bill back to Nairobi County Assembly for consideration in line with Section 24 (3) and (5) the Act,” he stated in a memorandum to the County Assembly.
The Governor had earlier rejected a proposal by the agency led Major General Mohamed badi to redeploy close to 6000 county workers to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.