Sakaja gazettes 14-member committee to review Nairobi’s Sh100 billion pending bills

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Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja PHOTO | COURTESY

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has gazetted a 14-member committee to review the county’s legal pending bills which stands at over Sh100 billion.

Through a gazette notice dated January 16, 2023, the governor said the purpose of the committee is to enable the county bring to a conclusion the matter of pending bills owed by the county.

“Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya, the County Governments Act, 2012 and the Public Finance Management Act, 2012, I, the Governor of Nairobi City County, establish a committee to be known as the Committee on the Review, Scrutiny and Verification of Pending Legal Bills,” reads the notice.

The Committee shall be chaired by Kamotho Waiganjo. It will be co-chaired by Sylvia Mueni Kassanga. Other members include Law Society of Kenya Eric Theuri, Aldrin Ojiambo, Dulma Farah Mohamed, David Kabeberi, Dickson Mwenze, Elias Mutuma, Jackson Onyango, Emily Chelule, Victor Swanya and Wangechi Wahome Ng’ayu.

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The Secretariat of the Committee will be based at the City Hall and shall be responsible to the committee for providing appropriate background briefing and preparing the Committee’s reports and disseminating any information deemed relevant to the Committee.

“The Secretariat of the Committee will also undertake research and liaise with the relevant National and Nairobi City County Government Departments and any other institution to gather relevant information necessary for the Committee,” reads the notice.

The committee has four months to conclude its work and hand over a report to the governor.

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