Sonko promises to make Nairobi great again

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko at his inauguration at Uhuru Park on August 21, 2017. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi,KENYA: The incoming Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has promised that he will deliver better services to Nairobi residents in bid to make Nairobi great again.

Speaking in Nairobi on Monday during his inauguration as Nairobi governor, Sonko said that he will enhance clean up exercise by putting in place management system that will boost efficient garbage disposal.

He vowed that he will dismantle city hall cartels who have been swindling the city residents’ funds in decades, that have been affecting efficient service delivery in the county.

“Today we join our hands and embark on a journey,to build a city that has been broken down ,to a greener, wealthier city.” Sonko said.

He said that he is ready to partner with the national government in order to improve services in regards to security, education, health and water sectors.

“We wish to assure you of my administration’s commitment to partner with the national government in ensuring proper provision of security health facilities and education.”He said.

His deputy Paul Igathe pointed that the incoming administration will ensure efficient service delivery to every Nairobian .

On the other hand, outgoing Nairobi governor Dr. Evans Kidero conceded defeat to governor elect Mike Mbuvi Sonko wishing him well as he embarks on his gubernatorial duties.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and former Nairobi deputy governor Jonathan Mueke were among the dignitaries who attended the occasion.

The event took place after Sonko last week rejected the Sh25 million set aside for his inauguration as Nairobi Governor, arguing that it should be used to offset the one-month arrears owed to county employees.

The amount was allocated by the Assumption of Office Committee following his victory against ODM’s Evans Kidero on August 8.

Sonko, who was Senator, ordered county Chief Finance Officer Luke Gatimu to pay the workers within the next 48 hours.