Nairobi county city hall. PHOTO | CAPITAL
Nairobi county city hall. PHOTO | CAPITAL

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko becomes a ghost governor after the county revenues scheduled to be directed to the Kenya Revenue Authority.  KRA is set to overhaul the payment mechanisms at the Nairobi county finance office.

The Governor will now be receiving a salary and running small errands as directed by the state.

The Kenya Revenue Authority to take-over the revenue collection in Nairobi from March 25.

According to a Special Gazette Notice detailing how the transfer was executed, KRA will be the principal revenue collector in the capital city, taking charge of parking fees, business licenses, land lease fees and buildings’ approval charges.

Notice which makes public the Deed of Transfer signed by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa states that the agreement which was signed at State House Nairobi and witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka gives the National Government the responsibility of collecting and remitting all revenues accruing from the transferred functions.

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