Sonko dares NMS boss Badi to go fight Al Shabab in Somalia

Embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is not relenting in his war with Director-General of Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Mohammed Badi and now he is challenging Maj. Gen. Badi to go fight Al Shabab militants in Somalia if he is a military man enough.
In a Facebook post Sonko said equally urged Badi to stop harassing and insulting him.
“My Friend stop this nonsensical behavior of insulting me, why forcefully take the official Nairobi County Governor’s residence and ceremonial vehicle?
We are not in competition, kindly let us focus on service delivery to the Great people of Nairobi and if you want to fight go to Somalia and fight with Alshabab and if you want to become the Governor wait for 2022 to vie.
Whether you are a military man, you must respect the rule of law as provided for in Article 187 (2) (b) which stipulates: Constitutional responsibility for the performance of the function or exercise of the power shall remain with the government to which it is assigned by the Fourth Schedule,” he posted.

 

My Friend stop this nonsensical behaviour of insulting me, why forcefully take the official Nairobi County Governor's…

Posted by Mike Sonko. on Thursday, July 23, 2020

 

Sonko claims he has been sidelined in the running of Kenya’s capital city, and is contesting the appointment of military officers, led by Major General Abdalla Badi to run Nairobi.

The Governor on February 25th signed away control of the capital city when he transferred four key functions to the National Government and by the stroke of a pen, he was rendered a lame duck county head, with functional and financial power handed to military man Maj-Gen Badi, who was appointed Director-General of Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) by President Uhuru Kenyatta on March 18th.

Sonko, who was also barred from accessing his city hall office as he battles graft charges, now accuses President Kenyatta’s administration of bullying him. He holds the opinion that the Deed of Transfer is fatally flawed from the onset and beyond any redemption.

Eugene Wamalwa with Mike Sonko
Eugene Wamalwa with Mike Sonko

Having been reduced to an outsider in his own government and with Badi calling the shots, with the full backing of the President, Sonko accuses the National Government of staging an unconstitutional and illegal takeover of the capital, in defiance of the provisions on devolution.

That sonko was blindsided by the President and his administration when he signed away control of the city was apparent from the onset. Though he later insisted transfer of the four critical functions was his idea, ostensibly to enhance service delivery in Nairobi, the governor now claims to have been duped and was a stranger to the process leading to the signing of the Deed of Transfer of functions in February.

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He has admitted he was not sober and claimed to have been confused with alcohol moments before the signing ceremony, even daring his critics to institute impeachment proceedings against him at the County Assembly, vowing to resist any further intimidation by the NMS boss.

Other than contesting his diminished stature as governor, Sonko is protesting what he termed militarisation of the city administration, questioning the capacity and qualifications of army generals deployed to head various dockets.

At least 6 military top officers have left the barracks, to assist Major General Badi in running the capital city, in what Sonko terms a silent coup and act of bad faith.

 

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