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The End: NMS set to handover functions to Nairobi County Government

By Hilary Kimuyu September 30th, 2022 2 min read

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General Mohamed Badi will officially handover back its function to Nairobi County Government Friday.

The handover event will be presided over by Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja and the NMS Director General at City Hall.

A communication by the County’s Director of Public Communication Beryl Okundi indicated that Badi will hand over the functions as per the deed of transfer to Governor Sakaja, at City Hall Nairobi.

“On Friday, September 30, 2022, the Nairobi Metropolitan Services, Director General, Lt. General Mohammed Badi will formally hand over all functions as per the Deed of Transfer to Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja,” Okundi stated.

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During the swearing-in ceremony of Sakaja as the Governor, Badi committed to a smooth transition and eventually transfer of all the functions that he was overseeing.

Gen Badi reported that NMS had accomplished their tasks as assigned by former President Uhuru Kenyatta and that they are ready to hand over.

He urged Mr Sakaja to carry on with ongoing projects which were being undertaken by the agency.

Mr Sakaja on his part described NMS as a cocktail of hits and misses, noting that they have succeeded in some sectors and failed in others.

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On successes, Mr Sakaja pointed out constructions of hospitals in several sub counties but noted that they now need to be equipped.

He also mentioned digging several boreholes.

During Governor Sakaja’s swearing-in last month, Gen Badi said the body will hand over four functions under its mandate back to the City-County.

Gen Badi who had attended the swearing-in ceremony of the new Nairobi Governor said the unit has concluded its mandate and it is time to relinquish the reins.

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The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) is set to officially hand over its functions to the County Government of Nairobi following the swearing-in of Johnson Sakaja.

“I am happy to report that NMS has accomplished all the tasks given to do within the two years,” said Badi.

“Any extra tasks that we have taken onboard, which are ongoing projects, I will be more than happy to hand over,” he said.

While congratulating the new Governor on his election, he pledged to work with him to make the County great again.

He also outlined some of its failures including leaving behind huge pending bills and uncollected garbage.

The deed of transfer was signed on February 25, 2020, by then Governor Mike Sonko and then Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, with the blessings of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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