Nairobi members of the county assembly have given Governor Mike Sonko 14 days to return to his county office and stop running county affairs from his Mua residence in Machakos.
Through their Majority leader Abdi Guyo , it is ironical for Sonko be operating from another county.
In his satement, “We have resolved that we want Governor Sonko back at his City Hall office. City Hall is gazetted as the Nairobi County headquarters and we cannot have a governor running our affairs from another county.”
Sonko moved his office from Nairobi City Hall office claiming he was facing security issues. This was after the government reduced his bodyguards from 15 to four.
The Director of Communication Elkana Jacob came out to denied Guyo’s claims saying the Governor has been performing his duty at City Hall.
“The Governor has been operating from his office in Nairobi. The MCA’s are just bitter because he (Sonko) has sealed all corruption loopholes,” Elkana said.
Guyo also said they want Sonko to appoint a deputy governor the earliest possible.
“The issue of deputy governor is long overdue. In this motion of county affairs we have resolved that the Governor appoints his deputy as soon as possible because we need him or her in one way or the other,’ he said.
Guyo, however, dismissed claims that there is bad blood between the county executive and the assembly.
“We have no bad blood, all we are saying is that service delivery to the people of Nairobi needs to be improved and the governor should let the county structures work and stipulated in the constitution,” Guyo noted.