Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja Fails To Appear Before The Senate Again, Fined Ksh.500K

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has once again incurred a fine of Ksh. 500,000 for his failure to attend the Senate Energy Committee session.

The committee had convened to investigate the Mradi gas explosion in Embakasi on February 2, which resulted in six fatalities and over 200 injuries. Despite the summons, Sakaja was a no-show.

Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna urged the Inspector General (IG) of police, Japhet Koome, to apprehend the governor and bring him before the Senate committee. This incident marks not the first time Sakaja has neglected a Senate summons.

Earlier, the County Public Accounts and Investments Committee (CPAIC) reprimanded Sakaja for his habitual absence from scheduled meetings and disregard for summonses from the House.

On a separate occasion, Sakaja was called upon by CPAIC on April 8 to elucidate the utilization of Ksh.76 billion across four consecutive Financial Years from 2019 to 2023. Yet again, he failed to comply with the summons.

CPAIC has now instructed the IG to ensure Sakaja’s appearance before the committee within 14 days. Should the committee discover unaccounted for funds among the Ksh. 76 billion, it reserves the right to advise the Treasury against further funding Nairobi County and recommend legal repercussions against Governor Sakaja.