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Uhuru to attend Sonko’s inauguration ceremony

President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Monday attend the inauguration of Nairobi governor-elect Mike Sonko at Uhuru Park.

“President Kenyatta has promised to support the new governor as he begins his demanding journey of service,” said Manoah Esipisu, State House Spokesperson, in a statement.

Mr Sonko had earlier rejected the Sh25 million budget allocated for his inauguration ceremony and instead wanted the money to pay staff salaries arrears.

Included in the funds set aside for the ceremony is Sh11.1 million for the swearing in ceremony, Sh2.4 million for fuel of VIP cars, Sh6.3 million for security, Sh2.7 million for works and Sh2 million for briefing and documentation. The amount also included Sh384,900 for public health.

Mr Sonko has promised to lower taxes and fees for Nairobi traders.