Following the implementation of new development projects in the capital, governor Sonko, and NMS boss could experience a new supremacy battle.
This comes after NMS not taking lightly a post crediting Sonko for the street lights in Mathare constituency, Mlango Kubwa ward.
According to the post, the area MCA Patricia Mutheu and, in conjunction with governor Sonko, facilitated the installation and repair of the street lights.
However, in truth, NMS implemented the entire project making causing fury in the newly established agency.
“We have noted with concern that some individuals within the County of Nairobi are taking credit for ongoing street lighting projects by NMS. We as NMS categorically and clearly state that we undertook this street lighting program in Mlango Kubwa Ward 8 on July 9, 2020,” wrote NMS on their Facebook page.
Working in unity
It’s less than a mounting since governor Sonko and NMS boss Mohammed Badi agreed to work harmoniously.
President Uhuru Kenyatta was also present, while the two strikes a deal to work together to improve the lives of Nairobi residents.
However, the peaceful co-existence has hit hard walls after NMS called on some individuals in Nairobi to stop taking credit for projects implemented by Mr. Badi’s office.
Mr. Badi’s team further stated they wouldn’t engage in any supremacy battles. So far, there’s no love lost between the two offices; hence NMS plans on enhancing service provisions in the capital without any distraction.
While stamping its mandate, NMS stated that days of those soliciting for free credit in Nairobi county are numbered.
NMS further said they won’t entertain frivolous practices and urged people responsible for such behavior to desist from it.
At the beginning of June, the two bodies engaged in a bitter online battle regarding the non-motorized system along Muindi Mbingu street, Kenyatta Avenue, and Wabera street.
Both sides claimed they implemented the projects. Sonko’s spokesperson Ben Mulwa reiterated the same saying NMS had only operated for three months.