Raila’s Team Clashes with Uhuru’s Side Over the Control of Nairobi as Cartels Make Come-back at City Hall

File image of ODM party leader Raila Odinga with Anne Kananu

Nairobi County Assembly Minority Whip Peter Imwatok has accused acting Nairobi Governor of being ‘out of touch’ and allowing cartels back at City Hall.

The Makongeni MCA has in the recent past raised concerns over the financial dealings at City Hall, blowing the whistle on some as fraudulent.

At the beginning of 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta formed the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) and negotiated a transfer of some county functions from the then former governor Mike Sonko-led administration to the new entity.

Anne Kananu

The Head of State at the time noted that NMS, under the national government would work to rid Nairobi of cartels and corruption in City Hall. At the time, Sonko was facing Ksh337 million graft charges, and his impeachment paved way for Kananu to become governor on an acting capacity.

Imwatok in a letter dated April 27, had written to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to probe the payment of an alleged Ksh410 million to 13 law firms, a transaction he termed as suspicious and skewed.

The ODM MCA argued that the payments were made to the law firms by the Kananu administration without proof of the services rendered.

In another letter dated April 26, Imwatok asked the DPP and EACC to investigate the payment of Ksh275 million to suppliers.

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