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National Govt takes charge of Nairobi County

The functions of the Nairobi County Government have been handed over to the national government.

The landmark agreement signed at State House in presence of President Uhuru Kenyatta Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko and Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa saw the handing over of the functions of the Nairobi County Government pursuant to Article 187 of the Constitution.

The signing of the agreement was also witnessed by the Speaker of the Senate, Kenneth Lusaka and the Attorney General Paul Kihara.

According to the statement, 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.

Sonko is facing a KSh 357 million graft case with the list of charges including money laundering, receiving bribes and conflict of interest.

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