Nairobi County to ask court to block payments pending audit

January 15, 2018 8:09 am
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City Hall’s advocate Thomas Letangule says the previous administration of the Nairobi City County and the defunct Nairobi City Council incurred huge amounts of debt which have continued to accrue at exorbitant interest/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 15 – The Nairobi County Government will Monday morning file a petition at the High Court seeking a moratorium to allow Governor Mike Sonko audit previous pending payments amounting to Sh60 billion.

In his suit papers, City Hall’s advocate Thomas Letangule says the previous administration of the Nairobi City County and the defunct Nairobi City Council incurred huge amounts of debt which have continued to accrue at exorbitant interest.

He states there are hundreds of arrest warrants for imprisonment against county officials and these pose a great threat to the functions of the county government and the greater public.

He says arresting and detaining the county officials has the potential of bringing to a standstill or throwing into disarray the functioning of Nairobi County Government.

He wants the matter to be certified as urgent and that the court should suspend the execution of the warrants.

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