A sting operation at City Hall in Nairobi on Wednesday led by new Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko nabbed 7 million shillings in cash that had not been banked.
In a statement on his Twitter account, the new Nairobi county boss said that he led his team in carrying out the operation following a tipped off by an anonymous source.
"It is completely unacceptable that yesterday's collection in excess of Sh7 million in cash was lying with the cashiers by 11 am yet the county's bank is only 50 metres away," he said.
"Under my watch, City Hall has ceased to be anyone's cash cow. We shall streamline revenue collection and management."
In his acceptance speech during his inauguration ceremony on Monday, Sonko declared war on cartels at the City Hall and promised tp streamline collection of revenue and management.
Following the incident, Sonko directed the county cash office to install CCTV cameras immediately.
Sonko said that the CCTVs will enable monitoring by his office, the CID and NSIS.