State House has struck a deal that will see Nairobi Metropolitan Service director Gen Mohammed Badi and governor Mike Sonko work smoothly.
A meeting between President Uhuru and the duo on Friday saw them come to a workable agreement.
The event happened during the World Environment Day celebrations.
While giving his speech, the President requested governor Sonko to work harmoniously with NMS director to ensure completion projects in a timely fashion.
Since its creations, NMS has taken over significant county functions, including health, public works, transport, utilities, and ancillary services, planning, and development.
On the other hand, governor Sonko runs agriculture, trade, ICT, and education.
Agreeing on a consensus
Ben Mulwa, Sonko’s spokesperson, confirmed that the two leaders reached a consensus and agreed to work together.
He added misunderstandings have arisen from people either in the county government or national government regarding the Deed of Transfer of functions leading to a rift between the two leaders.
“It was agreed that it was good for the two to work towards a common goal as they need to complement each other. In doing so, the governor will manage to work effectively. Likewise, those that NMS hold will be able to play well. At the end of the day, if they work harmoniously, it will benefit all the residents of Nairobi,” said Mr. Mulwa.
He further added that the President said he’ll ensure people implementing the Deed follow what’s stipulated in the law.
Additionally, Mr. Mulwa noted that governor Sonko planned on completing all his agendas. Despite the budgetary constraints, he would ensure to give the city a new face.
He added that they would work to ensure the Deed dint fail; instead, they’d support the Head’s of State legacy.
The deal comes amidst wrangles following budgetary allocation within the two bodies.
The standoff made governor Sonko reject a Ksh 15 billion given to NMS by the county assembly.