Sonko initiates new working relationship with NMS boss Badi

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BY:Julius Gacheru

From left-President Uhuru Kenyatta, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director Mohamed Badi [photo courtesy]

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director Mohammed Badi have buried the hatchet and vowed to work together for the development of Nairobi

The armistice came after President Uhuru Kenyatta urged the two to reunite and work together for the sake of Nairobians and made it clear that he won’t tolerate petty politics.

“Our duty as leaders is to deliver services to our citizens so that they live decent lives, let’s put politics aside and do what we have been elected to do,” he said.

“General Badi is not a politician. I assigned him to head NMS and once he accomplishes his task at the County he will go back to the military and continue protecting our citizens,” said the President

Since the constitution of NMS in March governor Sonko has not been contented with operations of the agency whose officials he numerously accused of working with unnamed national government officials to usurp functions domiciled under his office.

Governor Sonko on his side has made it clear that he will put aside any differences he had with Major-General Badi and they will now work closely to serve Nairobi residents.

“Today I want to apologize on anything bad that I have said against my brother Badi, going forward we will work together in implementing development projects in this great city,” said Sonko.

Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko
[photo by:Julius Gacheru]

The City Hall boss blamed politicians for the strained working relationship with the NMS and the friction between the two offices.

Badi committed to work closely with Sonko in every aspect with the two leaders publicly seen in the opening of Nairobi’s Michuki Park, a recreational site established from a reclaimed dumpsite along the Nairobi River.

“There is no enmity between the two of us, you will now start seeing us with the Governor initiating and supervising projects because that is what we have been assigned to do,” said Badi.