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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko Impeached

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Nairobi county assembly Speaker Benson Mutura counts votes for the impeachment motion on December 3, 2020. Photo Courtesy

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko Impeached.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been impeached after 88 MCAs voted in favour of the motion tabled by Michael Ogada.

Eighty-two votes from the 122 MCAs were needed to impeach Sonko.

The house has adjourned until February 9, 2021.

“This is a business that has never been executed before in this house. We are here to execute our last mandate, our last resort,” Ogada said.

“We have consulted and we have tried. Mr. Speaker, we have held meetings in your office together with the executive to try to find solutions on how we bring solutions to this county. But we have no other option but to execute our last mandate to impeach Governor Sonko.”

 

Nairobi county assembly Speaker Benson Mutura counts votes for the impeachment motion on December 3, 2020. Photo Courtesy

58 members were present in the assembly while others signed in virtually.

Two ward representatives cited against the motion. Sonko who is in Kwale with at least 57 MCAs claimed that the vote was rigged.

The embattled governor claimed that over 70 MCAs had filed complaints with the police “on impersonation of their emails by rogue assembly officials who want to interfere with online voting.”

 

Felicity Gitonga

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