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Details of Sonko’s fight with NMS Boss Badi over Ksh250M

Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Led by General Mohammed Badi has accused Nairobi County Government Led by Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko of denying them access to Kenya Shillings 250 Million that is meant for providing health services to the residents of Nairobi County.

This comes after the Officials from Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) led by Deputy Director-General William Kangethe and NMS Director for health services Josephine Mbae revealed before the Senate Committee on Health that signatories to the bank accounts loaded with over Ksh250 Million meant for the provision of health services in the county were yet to be changed despite Health being one of the functions that were transferred to NMS.

“Ksh 127M of the sum is held in the Special purpose account (SPA) of the county in the Central Bank meant to benefit health centers is still held by the county and the signatories to the account have not been changed to officers of NMS mandated to execute the function of health,” Kangethe revealed.

They also claimed that County Revenue Fund is also holding another Ksh126 Million of which NMS could not access for the provision of health services in the county.

The body also accused City Hall of irregular transfers of health officials in different institutions leaving gaps in service delivery.

The NMS officials appealed to the Controller of Budget and the Senate to force Nairobi County to release money meant for the provision of healthcare services.

Provision of Health services came into question after a woman was forced to deliver at the gate of Pumwani Hospital after she was turned away by guards during a nurses’ go-slow.

NMS however, apologized for the incident and revealed that changes had been effected at the security desk.

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    Written by Kennedy Omondi

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