By Samson Wire.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has extended a waiver on rent payable to the Nairobi City County for another six months to cushion the city residents from the negative economic impact.
The city boss on Friday said Kenya has not been spared from the negative social and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and that Nairobi has been the epicenter of the disease in the country.
In a letter to the County Secretary and Head County Public Services Justus Kathenge on Friday, the Governor said his attention had been drawn to the outcry of the majority of the county tenants outlining that the residents have been complaining of persistent harassment by officers from Kenya Revenue Authority and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) over arrears.
“Nairobi City County is not a profit-making organization, but rather one established by the Constitution of Kenya to serve the public. Therefore, I do hereby extend the waiver granted for a period of a further six months as our residents continue to recover economically from the effects of Covid-19 pandemic,” directed Sonko.