Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has handed over the functions of the Nairobi County Government to the National Government on Tuesday.
This is after the governor signed an agreement alongside Devolution Cabinet Secretary in the presence of President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.
The signing of this agreement was also witnessed by the Speaker of the Senate Kenneth Lusaka and the Attorney General Paul Kihara.
Following the signing, the government will take over the functions of Nairobi county services which include health, transport, public works, utilities, ancillary, and planning & development.
The signing of this agreement is pursuant to article 187 of the Kenyan constitution which will ensure Nairobi residents get services effectively.
A function or power of government at one level may be transferred to a government at the other level by agreement between the governments if-
(a) the function or power would be more effectively performed or exercised by the receiving government; and
(b) the transfer of the function or power is not prohibited by the legislation under which it is to be performed or exercised.
(2) If a function or power is transferred from a government at one level to a government at the other level–
(a) arrangements shall be put in place to ensure that the resources necessary for the performance of the function or exercise of the power are transferred; andArticle 187 of the Kenyan Constitution
(b) constitutional responsibility for the performance of the function or exercise of the power shall remain with the government to which it is assigned by the Fourth Schedule.
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