Sonko issues new order to cartels after being sworn in
The new announcement is set to create tension among business moguls
Speaking at the heart of Nairobi during the swearing in ceremony that was attended by both President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto, Mr Sonko has put on notice all cartels, promising to weed them out in a bid to ‘clean up’ Nairobi.
Mr Sonko has alluded that the cartels have denied the city government revenue by backing off from paying the required taxes, a move he says has out the development of the county on hold.
“We are going to seal all loopholes to suffocate cartels stealing our revenue, traders will no longer suffer under people mandated to protect them,” Sonko told a crowd at Uhuru Park which had come to witness the change of guard in the city.
Her added: “My administration is going to work with national government to ensure security, clean water, slum upgrading and sound waste management during our five-year term.”
Mr Sonko has once again made a promise to decongest the city, built roads and clean up the city. The capital based county has had challenges in revenue collection. Up to date, the central government owes the city county government over Sh73 billion, which the outgoing governor, Dr Evans Kidero in his speech at the same venue argued that if recovered, would be a great deal for Sonko’s administration.
“I hope the Sh73 billion will be paid in your administration from the Central government. It may be easy to criticise from outside,” Kidero said.
Nairobi in the recent past has been on the limelight for being one of the emerging dirtynb cities in esat Africa, despite a huge opportunity deposits for businesses.
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