Sunday, May 17, 2020 – Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) boss, Major General Mohamed Badi, has claimed that his agency has no funds to carry out its mandate.
Speaking in Mukuru Kwa Njenga on Friday, the Director-General said that he doesn’t have funds to run the four core transferred County functions.
Mbadi noted that the tussle over the approval of the budget between the County Assembly and the County Government of Nairobi has delayed the access of funds.
For almost one month, there has been a push and pull between the executive and the assembly over the Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2020 that was to allocate at least 15 billion to NMS.
Governor Mike Sonko has refused to assent to the bill saying that the assembly had allocated funds to functions that were not handed over to the National Government.
Sources said that the Governor has been advised by Deputy President William Ruto not to sign the bill to frustrate the national Government in running the affairs of Nairobi County.
The Kenyan DAILY POST