General Badi faults County over frustration in Nairobi revenue collection

Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director Major General Mohammed Badi has faulted Nairobi County government for derailing his mandate in implementing key functions.  

Badi cited several court injunctions and diversion of county funds have resulted in a go-slow in service delivery.

While appearing before the National Assembly Security Committee Badi confessed that county officials have been frustrating efforts by NMS to take over development projects.

However, the Paul Koinange led committee required NMS leadership to explain why they have accumulated 1.2 billion shillings in pending bills since they assumed operations.

NMS subsequently said that it was in the process of putting in place traffic models and revenue collection systems which once successful will be rolled out in all the 47 counties.

The fresh trade of blame on poor service delivery has sprouted just a month after the county governor Mike Sonko and General Badi were forced to make peace and work together in front of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The disagreement saw the arrest of youth under the Sonko Rescue Team, and frustration of NMS mandates through budget cuts.