Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has apologised to NMS Director General Major General Mohamed Badi and promised to work together.
This followed a lecture by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who told Sonko to stop the politics and work with Badi.
“Guys, you will work together. Sonko, stop the politics. The general does not have any interest in the seat of the governor, MCA, speaker. He is working for me and once he is done with his Nairobi assignment, he will go back to the military to protect the people of Kenya. I, therefore, don’t want to hear those politics,” Uhuru said on Wednesday at KICC during the International Youth Day.
During his speech, Sonko had told Badi to stop pushing him away, and asked him that they work together.
He, however, told the President that he was not against NMS, saying those saying he is are spreading propaganda.
Soon after the event in which the president also issued 2,100 title deeds, Badi and Sonko held a joint press address, where the governor apologised to Badi and said the two had initiated a new working relationship.
“Maneno yote mabaya nimeongea kwa ndugu yangi Badi namwambia pole . Wanasiasa waliingilia katikati, siasa mbaya,” Governor Sonko said.
On his part, Badi said he had put behind their differences and assured Sonko of a good working relationship.
“There is no hate between us and as you have heard our interest is to deliver services to the people of Nairobi and bring development,” Badi said, adding that they would jointly open the Michuki Recreational Park on Friday.
I wish to urge @NMS_Kenya to work closely with my administration and tap from the institutional understanding we have of the City, to help us all achieve our collective objectives. Let us now focus on working and delivering for the great people of Nairobi. pic.twitter.com/HFmKwBPVX1
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) August 12, 2020
The two have been involved in a tussle, which has seen Sonko throw tantrums at the general, by even buying space in the media to showcase his work to prove he is still boss.
“As we mark three years since I took over as the Governor of this great City, my administration is showcasing the achievements made in Nairobi City County. You can watch the detailed documentary on @citizentvkenya,”he tweeted on July 26.
On August 5, Sonko said, “Despite all the disruptions and smear campaign to paint us as failures so that some people take control of the city, we’re today continuing with distribution of foodstuffs and non-food items including masks, sanitizers, handwash tanks & thermo guns to residents through their MCAs”.