A section of Nairobi Members of County Assembly(MCAs) on Friday came to the defence of Governor Mike Sonko after Senator Johnstone Sakaja and a host of MPs castigated the governor for failing to deliver on his mandate.
In a joint statement read by Nominated MCA Millicent Jagero, the MCA slammed Sakaja for violating legal procedures in addressing issues concerning the City County.
“It beats logic that an elected leader, who is a senator of this county and is designated to give oversight on how the expenditure of the county is used is confident and boldly enough to say, in the corridors of the public using the media, that Nairobi County should be dissolved due to unutilised public funds,” read Jagero.
Furthermore, they accused the Senator of doing nothing to help the county in its development agenda.
“It raises a number of unanswered questions on the role of a senator. What efforts or contributions has he made to the constituents of Nairobi?” posed the MCAs.
Besides, the City-County Assembly Members accused Sakaja of transacting business activities with his county contrary to the provision of the constitution.
“It is public knowledge that senator Sakaja is doing business with the county of Nairobi yet he is supposed to oversight.
“He has never set his feet in the County assembly of Nairobi to address issues he is addressing in the media,” said the MCAs.
The MCAs either did not spare the MPs who joined Senator Sakaja in slamming Governor Sonko.
They told off the MP’s and slammed them for nothing for their constituents despite being allocated millions of shillings in the CDF kitty.
“Each member of parliament from Nairobi Count have a CDF kitty, how have they used the monies allocated to their kitties? Since when did they start to oversight the county assembly?” posed the MCAs.
On Friday, Senator Sakaja and a host of MPs including Babu Owino(Embakasi East), George Aladwa(Makadara), Nixon Korir(Lang’ata), Bernard Okoth(Kibra), Tim Wanyonyi(Westlands), Simba Arati(Dagoretti North) John Kiarie(Dagoretti South) among others condemned Sonko for running the County in an irregular manner.
The leaders expressed reservations on Sonko’s style of leadership and demanded that he concentrate on addressing the challenges facing the city residents.
Here is a video of the MCAs remarks: