Governor Kananu extends NMS contract to August 2022

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 10 Dec, 2021 08:34 | < 1 min read
Nairobi Deputy Governor Anne Kananu and NMS Director General Mohamed Badi during the disbursement of cheques to various women groups, youth and PWDs.PHOTO/COURTESY

The Nairobi County Governor Ann Kananu has finally extended the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) contract till August 2022.

Kananu and County Secretary Jairus Musumba penned their signatures to the extension of the Deed of Transfer of Functions on Thursday 9, 2021 at the devolution ministry.

Speaking to K24 Digital, the Nairobi county head of Public Service Leboo Morintat, said the extension is expected to be made public on Jamhuri Day or a day after.

"The extension of NMS contract is healthy and will serve Nairobi residents till August 2022. We expect the official announcement on Jamhuri day, "Leboo said.

The Deed of Transfer of Functions was signed in February 2020 by the then Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa.

Justus Kathenge who was the Acting County Secretary also signed it.

It was set to expire in February 2022 and some gubernatorial aspirants had already made an appeal to Kananu not to agree to any extension proposals.

The extension means that the Major General Mohamed Badi-led NMS will be in charge of the county’s major functions until a new governor is elected after general elections.

Kananu was sworn in last month as the governor.