Sonko’s doublespeak on Badi despite Uhuru public censure


Sonko’s doublespeak on Badi despite Uhuru public censure

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has censured Governor Mike Sonko over his fight with Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) and its Director General Mohammed Badi. Uhuru asked Sonko to stop being insecure about Gen Badi and support the NMS to provide services in the city.

“Badi has no interest in being a governor, speaker, or even an MCA. He works for me and when he is done with the assignment in Nairobi he will go back to the military, so I do not want to hear any politics around that,” the Head of State said yesterday. Uhuru’s comment was in response to Sonko, who had implied he lost his place at City Hall to Badi.


President Kenyatta said the decision to have NMS manage the city was by mutual consent. He was speaking at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre when he presided over the issuance of 2,100 title deeds to landowners in Kayole, Dandora, Mathare and Kariobangi estates among other neighbourhoods in the city’s Eastlands area. A further 28,000 title deeds will be issued in the next two weeks to members of Embakasi Ranching.

The president said Nairobi was in a deplorable state despite being the most important city in East Africa. “If you go around the city you will find people living without roads, water, electricity and sewage yet we call Nairobi the richest city in East Africa. People cannot continue living the way they do,” said Uhuru.

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