Stop divisions, work together and support Uhuru, Sonko tells MCAs

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has called on all city MCAs to end their wrangles and work together so as to improve services for Nairobi residents.

The governor further called on the assembly to fully support the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) and any agenda proposed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Sonko offered to host a meeting of all the MCAs to discuss how they can effectively work together in supporting Uhuru’s agenda.

“We were all elected and Nairobians are watching. Let’s end these unnecessary wrangles and work for our people. This is our future. The wrangles and divisions must end now. We no longer need camps but unity of purpose that will ensure the NMS and the county deliver on their mandate,” Sonko said.

He spoke during a meeting with opinion leaders and youth group leaders from various wards on Wednesday morning.

He said it is possible for the county to work closely with the NMS without squabbles as long as both parties demonstrate mutual respect and respect to the rule of law.

Sonko added that the rule of law must be expressed and police should stop using excessive force on human beings.

He was referring to the recent assault of Mulango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu during a scuffle at City Hall over the impeachment of now resigned speaker Beatrice Elachi.

“I am guarded by police. They are my friends. But the rule of law must be respected. Police should not apply excessive force on human beings. What was experienced at the assembly recently was a heinous act,” he said.

Sonko further asked leaders to obey those in office and those in leadership positions.

He said the electorate has powers and they are watching, overseeing the roles played by every individual.

“There will be no problem as long as we all recognize that we have laws that govern our operations and we can hold high respect to one another and the rights of the people who put us in office,” he noted.

He said he is aware of the projects the President wants accomplished in Nairobi, among them; affordable housing units, the sewer system in Mukuru kwa Reuben, Kibra, Uthiru,Kariobangi and other slum areas.

“Some of them were in our five year master plan. Let’s support each other,” Sonko said.

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