Who’s next on chopping list? Curse of heading City Hall finance docket

What you need to know:

  • The Finance office at City Hall has had six occupiers in just over two years since Governor Mike Sonko took charge.
  • At the heart of the constant reshuffles are tenders, wheeler-dealing and the financial muscle of the office, which controls the budget appropriated by the county assembly.
  • The office has had five substantive CECs and a further three executives in an acting capacity since Mr Sonko took over.
  • A former holder of the position says the problem in the docket is constant demand for more money than what is available, which makes people resort to lobbying.

The recent attempt to oust Ms Pauline Kahiga as the Nairobi County Finance executive was just a matter of when and not if.

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