Sh15bn NMS budget: Sonko and Elachi's supremacy battle rages on

What you need to know:

  • Ms Elachi's move on Friday escalated her war with the governor over Supplementary Appropriations Bill, 2020, which the assembly approved on April 2 and sent to Sonko for his signature.
  • He rejected it on Wednesday, accusing MCAs of appropriating funds to functions not transferred to the NMS in the Nairobi takeover plan and sent the bill back to the House with reservations that he wanted amended.
  • For the assembly to overturn the memorandum or add to the bill, the two thirds majority, in this case at least 81 MCAs, will be needed but if it is to approve Sonko’s recommendations then only a simple majority will be needed.

City Speaker Beatrice Elachi has vetoed Governor Mike Sonko's memorandum on a bill allocating Sh15 billion to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) and returned it back to him for assent.


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