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Sonko: My government made Sh1.63billion in January

By HILARY KIMUYU February 3rd, 2018 1 min read

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has publicly revealed how much revenue his government collected for the month of January.

According to the documents the governor shared on social media, the city county collected revenue amounting to Sh1.63 billion.

Sonko said the revenue collection has increased gradually since he took over from his predecessor Evans Kidero, in what he attributes to strict enforcement.

“By close of business on January 31, 2018, we collected and directly swept to the Central Bank of Kenya Revenue Account Sh1,630,000,000 as revenue collected only in the month of January,” said Sonko.

He said the county government is getting adequate support from the national government to enable it undertake other projects.

“The National Treasury released funds sourced from our said own local revenue directly to various banks as salary payment to the over 13,000 Nairobi City County staff as well as the National Assembly staff amounting to over Sh850 million,” he said.


He added that the Nairobi county government has managed to pay for seven new bus terminus for PSVs operators outside CBD which will be officially handed over to the government by next week.

“We are also in the process of releasing down payments/commitments amounting to Sh280 million to 18 road contractors who are currently on sites,” he added.

Sonko said plans are also underway to construct 23 more county roads in various parts of the city as part of his manifesto.

The Governor said they have embarked on several projects, both long and short term, for the benefit of city residents.

“As a short-term measure, we are also patching potholes across the county. We are also doing slabbing and cabro paving of our major streets and avenues,” he said.