Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has been fined Sh.500,000 for not attending a meeting with the Senate Roads and Housing Committee on Tuesday.
The committee had called him to discuss the progress of regeneration projects in various city estates.
In an official statement, the Senate declared, “Nairobi City County Governor @SakajaJohnson fined Sh. 500,000/- for failure to appear before the Senate Roads & Housing Committee to deliberate on Nairobi Regeneration Projects in City’s estates.”
Despite the summons, Sakaja is currently in Cape Town, South Africa, accompanied by officials from the Nairobi Water Company.
They are participating in a global conversation on water reuse.
The Nairobi Regeneration Project aims to construct 40,000 affordable housing units in 13 Nairobi estates, including Bahati, Bondeni, Buruburu, Embakasi, Huruma, Jericho, Kariobangi North, Kariobangi South, Lumumba, Maringo, Suna Road Market, Woodley, and Ziwani.
The project’s first phase involves building 9,000 housing units in Bahati and an additional 4,000 in Maringo.
Ziwani, Bondeni, and Kariobangi North will receive 2,500, 700, and 2,250 new housing units, respectively.
Additionally, 6,000 units will be constructed in Embakasi and Woodley estates.
Sakaja emphasized that the housing project aims to address the county’s housing shortage and create job opportunities for the youth.
The second phase of the project will begin once the initial stage is completed.
Nairobi Governor Sakaja Faces Sh.500K Penalty For Skipping Senate Committee Hearing, Nairobi Governor Sakaja Faces Sh.500K Penalty For Skipping Senate Committee Hearing