May 17, 2022

Governor Kananu extends NMS tenure for six months

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Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu has extended the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) tenure for six months.
Kananu said that she wants the NMS to complete the projects they started.
“I want to put on record that I extended their contract for six months because I did not want them to leave their projects uncompleted. So I have given them six months to ensure all the projects they started are completed,” Kananu said on Friday.
As a result, NMS will still manage the county’s top four functions until June this year.
The Badi-led NMS will also get funds direct funds from the National Treasury bypassing the Nairobi County Revenue Account.
The ex-governor Mike Sonko and former Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa signed an agreement to transfer the functions to the national government on February 25, 2020.
According to Executive Order No. 3 of 2020, the functions included transport, public works, health services, utilities and ancillary services, and county planning and development.
President Uhuru Kenyatta later on March 17, 2021, established NMS and appointed Mohammed Badi as its Director-General.
This left the county with minor duties such as ICT and E-Government, Education and Sports, Agriculture and Livestock, Trade and Co-operatives and Devolution, Environment and Finance sectors.

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