Building Bridges Initiative BBI report has proposed how Nairobi County will now be fully handed over to the National Government.
Nairobi city governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko could find himself jobless after these BBI report revelations which indicated that the newly formed Nairobi Metropolitan Service NMS through its able leadership of General Major Mohammed Badi could fully take over all the roles.
Handover of important services to the Badi-led body started just as a joke with Sonko voluntarily relinquishing the functions with false hopes that he will be left in peace with the rest of the duties but, apparently, this seems to have been a well-planned plot to elbow him out of office.
Homenews.co.ke has further learnt how the Nairobi MS will be taking away four major roles which may also include Firefighting and Disaster Management services.
This therefore sets the stage for more bruising battle between Governor Sonko and Badi both who want to control the city. But with Badi having full Statehouse blessings, unfortunately, Sonko could be an easy victim.
The controversial deed that looked weaker on the side of Sonko gave NMS more weight of taking over the roles.
Distressed, Mr. Sonko then tried unsuccessfully to protest the result in court where he wanted the agreement he signed with NMS to be revoked.
According to the ruling issued by Justice Helen Wasilwa, NMS through General Badi had proved that the Nairobi County Assembly was part of the agreement and were in full agreement what therefore left embattled Sonko further exposed. He quickly ran to Court of Appeal but still he couldn’t go far.
As a man not ready to go down without a fight, he continued challenging the NMS leadership in court saying he was sure of winning the case, time-frame notwithstanding.
The governor who was elected on a Jubilee Party ticket, believes the Uhuru Kenyatta led administration was behind his many woes accusing them of meddling in county matters beyond what they agreed during the signing of their partnership deed.
This has seen him shift his loyalty from the president to his deputy William Ruto’s side, a cheap political move meant to trigger the government to bow out.