Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has castigated President Uhuru’s decision to stip Nairobi County of its crucial functions.
On Thursday morning Kihika took to her twitter account to reprimand the Uhuru’s government for creating Nairobi Metropolitan Services.
According to her, it is not only unsettling to create the metropolitan but also putting an airforce Major General in charge of Nairobi County affairs.
She said that this was not the right direction the county should take as it ‘stinks to heaven.’
There is something very unsettling in appointing a Major General to run Nairobi County affairs under the Nairobi Metropolitan Services. This is certainly not the right direction. It stinks to high heaven. pic.twitter.com/uqUKFrxVVa
— Sen. Susan Kihika (@susankihika) March 19, 2020
On Wednesday evening, Uhuru set murmurs across the capital city when he announced the take over of Nairobi County.
In the presence of the Senate speaker Ken Lusaka, Senator Johnson Sakaja, the attorney general and other government officials, Mike Sonko handed over Nairobi’s official documents to Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa.
Uhuru handed over the Nairobi Metropolitan Services mantle to General Mohamed Badi of the Kenya Air Force, to be deputised by Enosh Momanyi.
The head of state revealed the importance of the State takeover which is aimed at reviving the capital city, which has been running on autopilot for months.
Kenya’s capital was left naked after Governor Mike Sonko was asked by the court to stay out of office.
Mike Sonko, who is facing corruption charges had been running the county without a deputy, hence there was no one else to take charge and keep county services running.
With Sonko out of office, disorderliness was witnessed in the county assembly and key sectors like garbage collection.