Nairobi governor Mike Sonko. He has said that county daily revenues collected from businesses have gone up almost ten times compared to what was collected during the era of former governor Evans Kidero. [PHOTO/Mike Sonko]

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Nairobi county daily revenues collected from businesses have gone up almost ten times compared to what was collected during the era of former governor Evans Kidero.

This is according to Governor Mike Sonko.

Speaking during a radio interview on Kameme FM of Thursday, the governor said that their collections had risen from the previous Sh6million per day average to about Sh80 million per day collections.

"Look at the difference. I found the daily revenue at Sh4 million and when it peaked it went to seven million. I started with Sh16 million per day and moved to thirty to fifty to seventy and today I am between Sh80 to Sh90 million per day," he said.

From November, I have collected Sh3.7 billion from citizens and this excludes this January from 1st to today that totals 1.3 billion," he added.

He attributed this to the thorough conditions he has put in place to prevent theft by corrupt county officials and cartels previously controlling the city.

"I said here there shall be no jokes. No money will be touched. Every collected money shall be taken to the bank," he said.