Mr Sonko said he was so poor in accounting and mathematics that he could not audit the county government’s finances.
“Contrary to your views that I am using the Auditor General’s report to settle political scores, please note that I did not order for any audit report nor did I participate in the investigations.
“My academic credentials, especially in mathematics and accounts cannot allow me to come up with such a comprehensive report. I got a constant ‘E’ in my KCSE mathematics exam,” he said.
He was responding to a scathing attack from Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero who had accused him of sabotaging the county government’s development agenda.
Dr Kidero had accused Mr Sonko of engaging in a sustained witch-hunt campaign, instead of joining forces with other leaders to develop the county.
“The county government believes you should be part of the solution and not a cynical critic and saboteur of its well-meant efforts,” said the Governor.
“We are concerned that Sonko, as Senator for Nairobi, continues using incitement and postures meant to intimidate, embarrass and frustrate service delivery,” he added.
But in a rejoinder, Sonko maintained that his role entailed providing oversight over County Hall.
“Charged with the role of oversight, I cannot sit back and watch as millions of taxpayers’ money goes to individual’s pockets. It is the high time you took responsibility and tell Nairobians who pocketed the money, how you plan to recover it, disciplinary measures taken and plans to seal loopholes to avoid recurrence,” he said.
Source: Nairobi NewsMirrors (623)