Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has claimed that cartels are behind the Thursday criticism which saw nine Members of Parliament led by Senator Johnson Sakaja accuse him of poor service delivery.
Sakaja and a section of Nairobi leaders including Langata MP Nixon Korir, Makadara MP George Aladwa, Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati among others held a press conference to condemn the Governor, whom they accused of poor service delivery to the residents.
Sakaja said Sonko had failed in his mandate to fight off cartels in his county government, as well as making sure that all the money allocated to Nairobi County is fully utilized.
Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati accused Sonko of engaging in sideshows instead of serving the city residents.
“Governor Sonko should come out and do away with ‘Mavipindiree‘ (dramas) in his government. A lot of developments that were initiated by former Governor Kidero have all stalled yet there are enough funds in the county. It is painful at times to be led by leaders who cannot reason,” stated Arati.
However, in a rejoinder, the Nairobi Governor accused the leaders of being funded by cartels to fight him.
In a Facebook post, Sonko accused Makadara MP George Aladwa of grabbing plots in the county when he served as Nairobi Mayor.
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He also claimed that Arati received kickbacks from Aladwa when he served as nominated councillor in the Nairobi City Council from 2007 to 2013.
“Simba Arati got a share of the kickback George Aladwa was paid for the land grabbing of Nairobi/South C Land Nairobi/Block/103/793”.
In the Facebook post, Sonko shared what he claimed is evidence to link the two politicians to land grabbing in Nairobi County.