Nairobi County Assembly Minority Whip Peter Imwatok has accused acting Nairobi Governor of being 'out of touch' and allowing cartels back at City Hall.

The Makongeni MCA has in the recent past raised concerns over the financial dealings at City Hall, blowing the whistle on some as fraudulent.

At the beginning of 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta formed the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) and negotiated a transfer of some county functions from the then former governor Mike Sonko-led administration to the new entity.

The Head of State at the time noted that NMS, under the national government would work to rid Nairobi of cartels and corruption in City Hall. At the time, Sonko was facing Ksh337 million graft charges, and his impeachment paved way for Kananu to become governor on an acting capacity.

Imwatok in a letter dated April 27, had written to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to probe the payment of an alleged Ksh410 million to 13 law firms, a transaction he termed as suspicious and skewed.

The ODM MCA argued that the payments were made to the law firms by the Kananu administration without proof of the services rendered.

In another letter dated April 26, Imwatok asked the DPP and EACC to investigate the payment of Ksh275 million to suppliers.

The MCA alleged that some of the companies that received the payments were proxies of MCAs and other County staff for allegedly undertaking projects at the Ministry of Environment or supplying food materials and part of the Nairobi County Covid-19 feeding programme.

The MCA noted that the Ksh87 million food fund was intended to feed 127,500 vulnerable families in Nairobi's informal settlements owing to the economic constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Imwatok alleged that the money had already been paid to seven companies to supply the food materials, though stated that their wards were yet to receive the foods.

"I am questioning the procurement process and I have evidence of the procurement officers saying that the processes were done without their consent," Imwatok stated.

The Minority Whip alleged that cartels are fully back at City Hall and are taking advantage of Kananu's vulnerability and, "out of touch with the reality that she is the acting governor."