•Badi had served in the military for 39 years when Uhuru attended a function at the National Defence College on March 17, 2021. He decided Badi was the man.
•Sakaja had earlier announced he will extend the contracts of 20 former Kenya Defence Forces mechanics that had been seconded by the NMS.
Curtain falls on Nairobi Metropolitan Services as its Director General Lt. General Mohammed Badi will formally hand over county functions to Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja.
Badi is expected to reverse the county dockets as per the Deed of Transfer.
The event which will take place on Friday at City Hall will see Sakaja in full control of all 14 county functions.
Upon his election, Sakaja said all county functions would be reverted to City Hall after he is sworn in.
He said his government will spearhead all the 14 county functions, including the four core functions transferred to NMS under former Governor Mike Sonko's tenure.
Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko had in 2020 surrendered essential county functions to the national government, in what subsequently birthed NMS.
Former president Uhuru Kenyatta on March 17, 2021 established the NMS and appointed Badi as its director general.
Through executive order No. 3 of 2020, the functions under NMS included county health services, transport, public works, utilities and ancillary services, and county planning and development.
The signing of the deed of transfer left City Hall in control of less influential departments.
They include ICT and e-government, education and sports, agriculture and livestock, trade and co-operatives, devolution, environment and finance sectors.
As a result, Former President Uhuru Kenyatta on March 17, 2020, established the NMS and appointed Badi as its director general
The deed of transfer gave NMS the mandate to carry out the functions for 24 months, renewable from the date of establishment.
However, in March this year, the NMS tenure was extended to August 9 and another three months was added to allow for transition once a governor is elected.
According to the notice by Nairobi county secretary Jairus Musumba, there will also be a three-month handover period to ensure continuous service delivery.
An assumption of office of the governor will form a committee to oversee the transition.
NMS' tenure ends on October 24.
Governor Sakaja had earlier announced he will extend the contracts of 20 former Kenya Defence Forces mechanics that had been seconded by the NMS.
The former soldiers, whose contracts with the NMS expired end of last month, had been attached to the county ’s central garage in Industrial area.
The soldiers had been supporting 12 county mechanics in maintaining vehicles.
“We shall extend your contracts by another two years because we do not want a disruption in the services you have been offering. We are commissioning a staff audit but in the meantime, let’s not lose anyone useful,” Sakaja said.
Badi had served in the military for 39 years when Uhuru attended a function at the National Defence College on March 17, 2021. He decided Badi was the man.
Badi said even as the office prepares to pack up after the election, he will leave a happy man as he heads back to the military knowing he brought services closer to the people of Nairobi.