Trouble at City Hall is far from over even as the wrangles and cold war between Governor Mike Sonko and NMS Director General Mohamed Badi have taken a new twist.
The on-going troubles were laid bare by an angry governor Sonko who took to social media on Tuesday, October 13 to protest again the move by a senior NMS official named Rachel Maina to forcefully cart away critical personnel files from City Hall offices.
The governor accused the NMS director of applying military like tactics in handling simple matters, saying that he will no longer be captive to intimidations and use of force.
Through a letter County Secretary Justus Kangethe, Sonko in the protest letter to General Badi said that the manner in which the sensitive documents from the Personnel Registry of City Inspectorate were taken have dire consequences on the already frictional relationship between NMS and the governor.
“These are documents which touch on the employment details of the concerned officers and even if they are not sensitive, the action by the officer is not only obnoxious but also quite subverts the Nairobi City County Governments,” the protest letter read in part.
And taking to social media in response to the protest letter, a visibly annoyed Sonko wrote: “Military tactics and the use of force and intimidation will not be entertained at city hall. A contract can be terminated at any stage wacha vile tulitishwa ati yule atazuia atapitiwa juu yake.”
Military tactics and the use of force and intimidation will not be entertained at city hall. A contract can be terminated at any stage wacha vile tulitishwa ati yule atazuia atapitiwa juu yake. pic.twitter.com/4pTJSoufCa
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) October 13, 2020
City Hall is now demanding that Rachel Maina and her colleagues from NMS return the documents immediately.
Sonko has further asked for the officers – were moved to NMS by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua in March to be punished for their actions noting that they should have followed the right channels to acquire the documents.
“Should there be considered need for the documents, then the laid down procedures should be followed in requesting for and securing them from our custody,” the county secretary explained.
Sonko’s protest is the latest indicator yet that him and the President are walking a slippery path after the outspoken governor recently in a rant said he was no longer afraid of Uhuru Kenyatta.