The national government has taken over the running of Nairobi county. This was following an agreement signed at Statehouse on Tuesday.
In a letter circulated through media to the public by statehouse spokesperson Kanze Dena, the letter read:
OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON
STATE HOUSE, NAIROBI
25TH February 2020
Functions of Nairobi County Government handed over to the National Government pursuant to Article 187 of the Constitution
In a landmark agreement signed at State House today, Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko and Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa in concurrence with H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta, signed an agreement, handing over functions of the Nairobi County Government to the National Government, pursuant to Article 187 of the Constitution.
The signing of the agreement was also witnessed by the Speaker of the Senate, Hon. Kenneth Lusaka and the Attorney General Paul Kihara.
The National Government therefore, will take over the following functions of the Nairobi County Government:
i) County Health services
ii) County Transport services
iii) County Public Works, Utilities and Ancillary services
iv) County Government Planning and Development
This will ensure Nairobi residents receive services efficiently.
The move comes as a breakthrough in the running of county services that had ground to a halt.