• Sakaja had earlier announced that 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.
It's not the end of the road for the military personnel at Nairobi County, as Governor Johnson Sakaja has announced that he will work with them.
He said an MoU will soon be signed between the City Hall and the military.
“I must say we have had this discussion with the head of state who is the commander in chief. We are going to enter into a framework with the military and we will work with them when needed,” Sakaja said.
Nairobi Metropolitan Services under the leadership of Director General Lt. General Mohammed Badi used military personnel to transform Nairobi.
Badi who has served in the military for 39 years as of March 2020 said that former President Uhuru Kenyatta had attended a function in the National Defense College on March 17 before he chose him to be in charge of NMS.
Despite all the challenges and criticism he got, Badi said he was able to deliver all the tasks assigned.
He attributed his success to the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation training he received while on a military course.
Governor Sakaja also praised the military skills used by Badi to revamp the county’s central garage.
“The central garage has really improved thanks to the work of Badi and NMS. The fuelling station at the central garage is going to be revived within a month,” he added.
Sakaja had earlier announced that 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.