Nairobi Metropolitan Services Boss General Mohamed Badi has broken the ice toning down the tension between him and the Nairobi governor Mike Sonko with a piece of advice.
Speaking during the Citizen’s JK live show, Badi urged Sonko to desist from taking offense at his work by frustrating it, and would rather take credit for political mileage, adding that he is not interested in politics.
“He believes I’m finishing him politically but I have no political ambition, I have stated that before. In fact, he should take advantage of what I’m doing by taking credit for it,” Badi stated.
Badi added that the best way to deal with Governor Sonko was to keep quiet while polishing the service delivery to the people of Nairobi.
He was responding to Sonko’s recent threats of reporting his to the Netherlands Hague based International Criminal Courts (ICC) over the forced displacement of Nairobi residents.
“The best way is to keep quiet, he’ll keep on guessing what you are doing but I keep on doing the work. I don’t entertain any insults or accusations that he bombards me with every week.
“The other day he called me a brother, after a week I’m supposed to go to ICC so I don’t know when he’ll get a chance to take me to ICC but I keep on moving on to do the work that Nairobi badly needs,” Badi stated.
Badi further refuted the rent waiver for the next six months by the governor, stating clearly that it was no longer in the hands of the county government.
“After all, the people who are collecting revenue now are KRA so they are the ones that should announce that,” he stated.
He is hopeful to make tremendous changes in the City under his management, having been a city resident for long.
“Reaching the level of General in the military means you have done management at a higher level so it’s not a new area for me; managing the city is just like management in the military,” Badi stated.
Asked about his relationship with Sonko, Badi stated; “I’m friends with everybody; I do not have any enemies.”