Sonko apologises for pain caused by matatu ban

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has apologized to commuters for pain caused by city centre matatu ban and asked for support assuring them that the situation is set to improve.

Sonko however defended the move saying all good things are painful.

He added that the aim is not to punish the same people who voted for the leadership, but to bring order in the city.

The governor said his administration has invested heavily in the construction of bus termini in Ngara and Muthurwa which are ready for use and urged members of the public to support him in order to ensure success of the ban.

Sonko was speaking when he appeared before the County Public Accounts and Investments Committee to respond to 2014/15 audit queries raised by the Auditor -General.

The issue of the ban was raised by the chairman of the committee Moses Kajwang’ who complained that the implementation of the ban had inconvenienced residents.

The Nairobi Governor has also denied allegations of misuse of public funds in the on-going beautification of the city.

Sonko instead told the Senate Public Accounts Committee that he has been using his personal resources in the project.

Appearing before Moses Kajwang led committee Sonko said he spend 100,000 in the Mombasa Road project.

The Governor who was appearing before the Committee over issues raised by Auditor General in the audit for 2014/15 financial year said that the beautification was pilot project was as a result of benchmarking in Kigali.

The County boss told committee he intends to hire a county manager in the next two months according to the Urban and city areas Act.


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