It seems the heat is too much on Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko after he surrendered most of his roles to President Kenyatta. A statement from State House indicated that there was agreement between Sonko and the government for the embattled governor to relinquish some of his duties to the national government.
The latest move is a sign that Sonko may throw in the towel following a serious corruption case he is facing in court.
Here is a full statement from State House confirming that indeed Sonko is not in charge:
“Functions of Nairobi County Government handed over to the National Government pursuant to Article 187 of the Constitution
In a land mark agreement signed at State House today, Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko and Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa in concurrence with H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta, signed an agreement, handing over functions of the Nairobi County Government 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, Hon. 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
This will ensure Nairobi residents receive services efficiently.
The move comes as a breakthrough in the running of county services that had ground to a halt”