Nairobi suspends executive functions until Sonko takes office

City Hall has suspended contracts, leases, assignments and processing of payments that require CEC approval until Mike Sonko takes over from Governor Evans Kidero.

Public Service chief officer Leboo ole Morintat noted this follows the election of Senator Sonko in the August 8 national election.

He issued a memo to all chief officers and directors on Tuesday on behalf of county secretary Robert Ayisi,

The memo reads: The county is in a transition period and it would be prudent that activities that require consent and authoriaation of the executive, as outlined, are suspended or processed after approval by the county secretary until the conclusion of the changeovers for ease of accountability.”

Officers were asked to ensure those they supervise are briefed to prevent breaches.”

Sonko, Deputy Governor elect Polycarp Igathe and all CECs were copied in the memo.

The move is meant to curb fraudulent deals that officers in the outgoing administration may want to execute.

It is also aimed at easing accountability of bank accounts when the new team assumes office.

On Tuesday, the Governor-elect told Kidero not to withdraw money from county accounts or remove documents and any other items from offices.

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

He will be sworn in at Uhuru Park on Monday. Kidero rejected his rival’s victory and said he wants a fresh tally.

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