Governor Sonko has handed over key responsibilities of Nairobi County over to the National Government.
According to a report on Capital News, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has surrendered key county functions to the National Government, in the wake of corruption charges facing him.
Sonko, who is out on bond, is barred by the court from setting foot in office until his case is heard and determined.
Kenyans on Twitter were eager to share their perspectives on the unprecedented move as key functions of the County including Health, Transport, Public Works and Planning are now under the National Government. Most are amused by the handing over ceremony:
However, in the aftermath of the handover, a few concerns have been raised. Most importantly is who in particular will be controlling the monies for the major functions once under Sonko’s control.
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, at State House yesterday (25.02.2020).