Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko and Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director General Mohammed Badi on Wednesday, August 12 ended their feud and agreed to work together.
Sonko and Badi vowed to work together shortly after attending an event presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta who was handing over title deeds to Nairobi residents.
Sonko apologized to Badi and promised to work with him in implementing development projects in Nairobi County.
“Maneno yote mabaya nimeongea kwa ndugu yangi Badi namwambia pole. Wanasiasa waliingilia katikati, siasa mbaya. Haja yetu sisi ni maendeleo and going forward we will work together to serve Nairobi people,” Sonko said.
On his part, Badi insisted that there is no bad blood between him and Sonko further vowing to work together with him.
“There is no enmity between the two of us, you will now start seeing us with the Governor initiating and supervising projects because that is what we have been assigned to do,” said Badi.
The president had earlier urged Sonko to stop politics and work with Badi.
Uhuru insisted on the two leaders to embrace unity for the purpose of service delivery, further urging the two to avoid anyone trying to bring division between them.
“I have said enough is enough and I don’t want to hear about political fights in Nairobi. My brothers seated behind me work together. Si kila saa ni vita na matusi..Jukumu letu ni kuhudumia wananchi,” Uhuru said.
Uhuru clarified that Badi is not a politician, making it clear that he takes orders from him.
“My Major General here is not a politician and not interested with the office of the Governor, MCAs or Speaker. He is here for the work I have given him and after two years he will return back to the military,” Uhuru said.
Sonko has on several occasions faulted NMS for working with unnamed national government officials to usurp functions domiciled under his office.
The Head of State also asked leaders to end political games and focus on service delivery.
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“We have to bring development interns of clean water, infrastructure and good health. Our duty as leaders is to deliver services to our citizens so that they live decent lives, let’s put politics aside and do what we have been elected to do,” Uhuru added.
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