Nairobi county suspends executive functions until new team takes over

Execution of contracts, leases,
assignments and processing of payments and all other functions that
require the approval of executives have been suspended at City Hall until a new
government is in place.

In a memo to all the chief officers and directors on Tuesday, Public Service
chief officer Leboo ole Morintat, on behalf of county secretary
Robert Ayisi, said this follows the election of Mike Sonko as governor.

Sonko won with 871,794 votes, beating incumbent Evans Kidero who got 678,609 votes.

“Currently, the county is in the transition period and it would
be prudent that activities that require consent and authorisation of
the executive as outlined are suspended or processed after approval
by the county secretary until the conclusion of the change-over for
ease of accountability,” the memo says.

“Please ensure that all officers in your respective sectors are
properly briefed to avoid any breach of this instruction or create
further queries.”

The memo was copied to Sonko,
Deputy Governor-elect Polycarp Igathe and all executives.

The move is meant to curb any fraudulent deals that officers of
the outgoing administration may execute illegally to loot. It is also intended to ease accountability of bank accounts
when the new team assumes office.

The governor-elect had on Tuesday told Kidero not to withdraw money from the county accounts or remove
documents or items from the offices.

Sonko also asked Kidero to appoint a three-member committee to
handle the transition.

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