CBK, KRA bosses sued by county over holding of Ksh 1B

Nairobi County moves to halt Sh2.5b SGR land compensation

The County Government of Nairobi has filed a contempt of court proceedings against Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor, Dr Patrick Njoroge, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) boss, John Njiriaini, and others for allegedly failing to remit over Ksh 1 billion recovered from Nairobi County recurrent account.

Through lawyer Prof Tom Ojiambo, the county argues that the funds were illegally transferred to the respondents account.

“There is a lot of tension in Nairobi City Hall as the employees have not received their monthly salaries to date,” the court was told.

Ojienda further wants the Court to impose a fine or a penalty of Ksh 10 million each against Dr Njoroge, Mr Njiraini, Mr James Githi Mburu , J.W Nasikeu and L.K. Kipsanai and in default of such payment, the court to direct the attachments of all movable and immovable assets and sold in execution of the order to satisfy the penalty for contempt.

The county, in its petition, argues that it is unreasonable and against public interest for the respondents to have monies meant for the salaries of the citizens.

It further argues that unless the application is allowed as prayed, then employees of the applicants are going to be subjected to untold turmoil as they will not receive their monthly salaries with the extremely high cost of living.

In the petition filed at the Milimani Law Court, Nairobi County claims that its operations would be cripple and essentials services offered assigned to County Government would be compromised to the detriment of the general public.

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