Why Sonko should move with haste and get himself a deputy
SEE ALSO :Senators summon Sonko, WaiguruThat reasoning was unconventional, but then, Sonko is not known for being conventional. The governor is given to impulsiveness and more often than not acts, not by the rule book, but on impulse. Visits to local hospitals where he fired staff members without giving them a chance to defend themselves attest to this. Sonko seems oblivious to the fact power abhors a vacuum and that should he, for whatever reason, be unable to discharge his duties as the governor, the Nairobi County would be thrown into a leadership crisis in the absence of a deputy governor. The role of the deputy governor is not clearly defined, but as the principal assistant to the governor, their advisory and supervisory roles are crucial to the running of county affairs. The Deputy would play a stabilising role in this case. Leadership wrangles and lack of cohesiveness means the city has had to make do with a dysfunctional government; completely unable to deliver basic services for which Nairobians pay taxes. Garbage heaps across city estates and Nairobi’s central business district are becoming an eyesore. Poor drainage, perennial water shortages, growing street families and bad roads define Nairobi. Without a deputy governor and a substantive Speaker, Governor Sonko must get his act together sooner rather than later. The World Bank rates Nairobi as the highest contributor to the national GDP (12.5 per cent). If nothing else, that is enough reason to fix the leadership conundrum at City Hall.
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