Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja and the Controller of budget Margaret Nyakang’o
Nairobi City County government has planned to hastily release over 1 billion shillings in payment of alleged fictitious Legal fees just 10 days to the end of the 2022-2023 financial year.
Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has been pinpointed as the mastermind of the fraudulent payments which according to sources are payments for non-existent legal services by lawyers who have not offered any documented services to the county government.
We can authoritatively report that the lawyers have agreed to a deal to give 50 percent kick backs on the millions of tax payers money.
This, even as county health facilities continue struggling with lack of equipment and medical supplies and schools operating in poor conditions while thousands of suppliers and contractors have not been paid for their services to the county government.
According to sources at city hall, Sakaja’s government is willing to pay the lawyers for the hefty kick backs.
Kileleshwa member of the county Assembly Robert Alai lifted the lid on the intended fraud calling out on the governor to desist from making such payments.
In a post on his social media pages, Alai asked how logical it was for the over one billion bills to be paid when essential services are still in deplorable condition and pending bills still unpaid.
“Why do we pay lawyers Ksh 1 billion when we have hospitals with not enough drugs and children learning in poor conditions? Why Oooohhh why? Who will save my country or county?” Alai posed.
The plot to pay lawyers millions for fictitious Legal claims was hatched in the last one month as the country winds up the financial year when all un-utilized funds are by law expected to be returned to the treasury for new allocation.
A total of 23 law firms are set to receive the payments and in turn, give 50 percent kick back to the county government honchos.
Among the law firms include Osoro Onyiego and Manyara Advocates, Swanya and Company Advocates, Arati and Company, Ojienda and Company Advocates, Moronge Advocates, Ko Advocates Llp, Bespoke Insurance Brokers Limited, Roba and Associates, Jamal Bake and Associates Advocates, Momanyi and Associates Advocates, Momanyi and Associates Advocates and J.W.Wachira Advocates.
Others are Okatch and Partners, Ummi Bashir and Company Advocates, Roba and Associates, Koceyo and Company Advocates, Gikunda Miriti And Company, Anne Munene and Company, Masire and Mogusu, Okubasu Munene and Kazungu Advocates Llp, Okatch and Partners, I.N Nyaribo and Company and Makallah Theuri and Company Advocates.
Details of the intended payments are listed below.