In Summary
  • Governor Kidero said the county sued Monday to get the KRA cited for contempt.
  • He said the Central Bank-KRA action had delayed the payment of the April salaries for county staff, adding that City Hall officials were looking for alternative ways to pay them.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has termed the move to transfer Over Sh1 billion from its account to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) as politically motivated and aimed at paralysing the county's operations.

The governor accused the taxman of colluding with the Central Bank of Kenya to frustrate his government.

I think it is part of the political machination. You will recall that some people had vowed to take Nairobi City County either by hook or crook.

"This is one of those moves to paralyse our operations," said Dr Kidero on Thursday as he addressed members of the Pubs, Entertainment and Restaurants Association of Kenya at Sirona Hotel in Nairobi.

He proceeded to hit at KRA for transferring the Sh1.17 billion despite an existing court order barring such a move.

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