Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has sent a warning to acting Governor Benson Mutura after he took over office following Mike Sonko’s impeachment.
Sakaja has warned Mutura to refrain from politics that could divide the assembly and the executive.
According to Sakaja, Mutura’s first task should be to ensure that the assembly and the executive are united for service delivery.
“As I said back in the Senate last week, the division among MCAs is not good for Nairobians. We need to end the divisive narrative that has been a cliché in Nairobi county," he said.
Mutura was on Monday sworn in as acting governor following Mike Sonko’s impeachment last week.
He is expected to be in office for 60 days until Nairobi goes for a by-election and elects a substantive governor ibn February 18th.
Sakaja described Mutura as an eloquent leader having worked with him back in the National Assembly.
“I wish him all the best and tell him that here at the Senate we are open for any consultation,” he added.
The Nairobi Senator also called on Mutura to follow the law while executing his mandate both as the acting governor and the speaker.
“While in this transitional period it is important that the law should be followed to the letter. And in the Senate we will continue with our mandate and oversight the county,” Sakaja said.
Sakaja said the governor should not be drawn into the divisive politics of factions, noting he should be able to rise above that.
“As an acting governor he is a shepherd stewarding the county at an uncertain transition period, so he needs to be stable,” Sakaja added.
Upon assuming office, Mutura said he would work with all to ensure the operations of the county government.