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Wednesday May 6, 2020 – Senate Majority Leader, Kipchumba Murkomen, has faulted President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointing military people to lead Nairobi County, rendering Governor Mike Sonko completely useless.
Uhuru has approved seven military officers to take over Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS).
During the Senate proceeding on Tuesday, Murkomen said that the move has deprived Nairobians of their democracy.
“Nairobi County has been militarized.”
“It’s no longer a civilian government…something that I would never have imagined when we passed the Constitution of Kenya 2010,” Murkomen said.
The Senator added that the decision to send active military men to NMS was an ill move when such people should be in barracks and manning our border points.
Murkomen said that he was against the takeover of the County from Governor Mike Sonko, which he said is against the Constitution.
“I want to remain consistent.”
“The militarization of a civilian Government in a County Government is the worst form of violation and overturn of our constitution,” Murkomen added.
The Senator has also raised concern over accountability in NMS, saying it will be a ‘mirage’.
“What the hell is happening in this country … the authority of the Senate and the authority of the Parliament must be restored.”
“National Assembly must be restored,” he said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST