•Sakaja acknowledged his competitors, in particular Polycarp Igathe, for keeping up a good fight in the race.
•“Thank you Polycarp Igathe for living the phrase siasa safi,” he said.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has said he is ready to move Nairobi forward as he takes office.
He noted that the time for election and campaign is over and it was time to work.
“It is time to give Nairobi the honour it deserves as a city of dignity and order,” Sakaja added.
The former senator said he will be a legacy as he aims at making his manifesto a reality.
Sakaja acknowledged his competitors, in particular Polycarp Igathe, for keeping up a good fight in the race.
“Thank you Polycarp Igathe for living the phrase siasa safi,” he said.
To President-Elect William Ruto, Sakaja expressed his gratitude for being selected to lead the county.
“To my president-elect, thank you for believing and trusting in my leadership. I assure you Nairobi will be a great city under my watch,” Sakaja added.
The Governor noted that Nairobi will be a city of hope for its residents and the globe at large.
“Days of idleness in Nairobi are over, days of hawkers being harassed on the streets are over. We set an example of making the Nairobi we want,” Sakaja said.
“A Nairobi that is propelled forward by the principles we agree on,” he said.
Sakaja, however, noted that leading Nairobi won’t be easy but he is optimistic together with residents all things are possible.
In addition, Sakaja acknowledged Nairobi residents for voting for him despite political alignment.
To NMs Director General Mohammed Badi, Sakaja recognised the work done by the entity for the past 2 years.
“ Unlike media reports, Badi is ready to hand over the functions back,” he added.
Badi, on his part, assured that all the transferred functions will be handed over back to the county.
He noted that the entity has delivered its mandate in the past few months.
"NMS has accomplished all the tasks it was given in the two years and I thank Nairobi for the opportunity,” Badi added.
He said the projects which are underway will be handed over to the county," he said.