Former Nairobi County governor Dr Evans Kidero has broken his silence after embattled governor Mike Sonko handed over the city county to National Government.
Taking to his social media handles hours after Sonko surrendering the functions of the County to President Kenyatta-led Government, Kidero said running Nairobi is not a walk in the park.
The former county chief attached a video of him conceding defeat and handing over the county to Sonko.
While acknowledging Sonko as the dully elected governor, he listed some of the projects he had achieved, urging Sonko to continue with the same spirit of working for Nairobians.
In his speech, he entrusts Sonko to run Nairobi, but today, he seems a disappointed man.
A statement from State House on Tuesday noted that Sonko and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa signed an agreement.
Sonko handed over the functions of the County to the National Government, pursuant to Article 187 of the Constitution.
The signing of the agreement was also witnessed by the Speaker of the Senate, Kenneth Lusaka and the Attorney General Paul Kihara.
The National Government therefore, will take over the following functions of the Nairobi County Government:
i) County Health services
ii) County Transport services
iii) County Public Works, Utilities and Ancillary services
iv) County Government Planning and Development
Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen has however vowed to challenge the move, saying that he will make a comprehensive statement in the Senate tomorrow with the matter set to occupy most of the senate’s debating time.
The matter of transfer of functions from Nairobi County to National Government is such a weighty matter that requires deep deflection. I will be making a comprehensive statement in the Senate tomorrow and this matter will occupy most of our debating time tomorrow. Thank You
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) February 25, 2020