- In response to his absence, he has been slapped with a substantial fine of Ksh 500,000 as a measure of accountability.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has found himself in troubled waters following his failure to appear before the Senate Roads and Housing Committee on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.
In response to his absence, he has been slapped with a substantial fine of Ksh 500,000 as a measure of accountability.
The committee had summoned Sakaja to provide an update on the progress of regeneration projects in various city estates.
However, his failure to honour the summons has not gone unnoticed, leading the committee to take swift action to hold him responsible for his non-compliance.
In a statement released by the Senate, it was announced, "Nairobi City County Governor @SakajaJohnson fined Ksh. 500,000/- for failure to appear before the Senate Roads & Housing Committee to deliberate on Nairobi Regeneration Projects in the city's estates."
The Nairobi Regeneration Project aims to construct 40,000 affordable housing units across 13 Nairobi estates, including Bahati, Bondeni, Buruburu, Embakasi, Huruma, Jericho, Kariobangi North, Kariobangi South, Lumumba, Maringo, Suna Road Market, Woodley, and Ziwani.
Sakaja had previously emphasized that the housing project would address the county's housing deficit while providing employment opportunities for the youth. The committee's summons sought an update on the progress and implementation of these crucial projects.