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MCAs in the county of Nairobi are in line to earn 651 million Kenyan shillings, which they may use toward the purchase of cars or the payment of mortgages.

This new initiative comes as a direct result of the Nairobi County Assembly voting to approve the devolved unit's first Ksh. 39 billion supplementary budget for the 2022–23 fiscal year.

From the sum that was just discussed, each of the city's MCAs will receive Ksh. 5 million, and it is anticipated that they will pay it back in full within the next 48 months.

Wilfred Odallo, the Chairman of the Finance, Budget, and Appropriations Committee of the Nairobi County Assembly, said that the ratification of the additional budget followed the promise made by Governor Johnson Sakaja to improve the city's transit infrastructure.

In an interview with the Standard newspaper, Odallo said, "We wanted to connect ourselves to the concerns of auto loans for the members, and they will now have access to both car loans and mortgages."

"Because we have contributed a significant amount of money to the problem of overdue invoices, we will also pay the contractors." 

We have readjusted everything so that it complies with the manifesto of the governor.

Since then, the Nairobi County Assembly has allocated Ksh. 125 million from the supplementary budget toward the purchase of a fleet of electric buses to reduce the amount of pollution in the city.

A sum of one hundred million Kenyan shillings has also been granted to the department of public works, transportation, and infrastructure to improve the existing garbage collection and transportation infrastructure in the county, as well as establish new roads.

On the other side, the Education, Youth, and Sports Committee would get 100 million Kenyan shillings to be used for the construction of new stadiums.

A conditional grant in the amount of Ksh. 15.9 million was given to the city's health sector as part of the Danida Universal Health Care (UHC) program. 

This grant is intended to be used toward the goal of enhancing public hospitals across the county.

In addition, the emergency fund purse of the Nairobi County Assembly was boosted from Ksh. 100 million to Ksh. 300 million, and City Hall was given an extra Ksh. 149 million for use in regulatory purposes.

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