Nairobi MCAs Push Sonko To Sign NMS Budget To Fight COVID -19

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BY ALLAN OTIENO

Nairobi governor Mike  Sonko has until Friday this week to sign into law the Nairobi County government  Supplementary Budget 2020 Bill failure to which the bill will automatically become law.

Minority Whip Peter Imwatok wants the governor to move with speed and assent it so that Nairobi Metropolitan Services c  can access the funds to fight the COVID 19 pandemic.

‘‘He should sign  it in  the next two days but if  he fails, the bill shall automatically become a law and the NMS  will get the authority to access  the funds..we have allocated 85 million shillings for our wards so that we can join the fight of this dangerous and deadly disease …this means Sonko has no option.’’ He told Ghetto Radio News.

The Nairobi County assembly sent the bill  for the second time to the governor for an  assent   without amendments as requested by the governor through a memorandum.

The governor opposed the bill saying some of the functions that have been allocated funds in   Nairobi Metropolitan Services were never transferred a move that was vehemently opposed by the assembly.

In  her  ruling speaker Beatrice Elachi said that what Sonko raised were constitutional matters  which can not be handled by the assembly.

 

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