Following the tragic accident that occurred at the Precious Talent School in Ngando Ward, Nairobi County on Monday, September 23, 2019 resulting in death of 8 pupils and others injured,Governor Sonko has suspended 16 county officials to facilitate investigations .
The governor in a Facebook post said that drastic measures have to be taken to reverse the effects of years of flouting Physical Planning Regulations and restore order and sanity, before illegal structures claim more lives as has repeatedly happened before.
” I am convinced beyond doubt that drastic measures have to be taken to reverse the effects of years of flouting Physical Planning Regulations and restore order and sanity, before illegal structures claim more lives as has repeatedly happened before.”
“Given the foregoing, I have, therefore, suspended the following Nairobi City County Government officials with immediate effect, to facilitate impartial investigations that have commenced into this unfortunate incident and the conclusion of the ongoing comprehensive systems audit in the Urban Planning Department “
He then confirmed to have appointed Pauline Kahiga and Veska Kangogo as Acting CECM Finance and Economic Planning and Acting CECM Health respectively , a role they are to start immediately .
“To ensure minimal disruption of services at City Hall, I have made the following appointments that take effect immediately:
1. Pauline Kahiga as the Acting CECM Finance and Economic Planning
2. Veska Kangogo as the Acting CECM Health
He reiterated that he won’t condone corruption that will jeopardize the lives of Nairobi residents .