Sonko threatens to take tough action against corrupt officials stealing county’s revenue
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has issued a stern that action will take against corrupt City Hall officials who collude with traders to deny the county government revenue.
Governor Sonko also lamented how such schemes between the county government officials and the traders has cost the county huge losses of revenue in the markets and advertising sectors.
“We are losing a lot of revenue in our markets and advertising sector through some corrupt county officials who collude with traders but I want to tell them that their days are numbered,” said Sonko on Saturday.
He was speaking at Kiboro Grounds in Mathare Constituency during Nairobi’s monthly clean-up exercise.
The City Hall boss also announced that his administration has launched an aggressive campaign to enforce revenue compliance with the county government currently owed rates totalling to Sh15 billion.
He also warned that action will be taken against building owners who fail to clear their rates within the stipulated period.
“I appeal to all buildings owners to clear their rates arrears to avoid being clamped. Also vehicles that are parked without payment will be clamped and towed. For Nairobi to deliver services, we must collect revenue,” he said.