Governor Sonko Arrested, Allies Teargassed


Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was on Monday, November 30 was arrested at Office Park, Nairobi, during a meeting with Members County Assembly.

According to reports, officer had got information that the governor had planned to hold a press briefing together with Nairobi MCAs allied to him at Office park on Riverside drive shortly after their meeting.

The meeting is said to have been taking place at the home of a city tycoon.

The police stormed the place and lorbed teargas to disperse the MCAs as they take Sonko into custody.

The agenda of the meeting that was taking place at the home of city tycoon Paul Kobia still remains unknown.

The police are said to have teargassed Sonko and his team as they were preparing for a press briefing.

However, the MCAs are said to had gone to offer their support and reject the signatures appended for the impeachment motion scheduled for Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko inspecting county askaris parade. Photo/Courtesy

This comes just few days after Nairobi County Assembly initiated the process to impeach the Governor on grounds of gross violation of the law; committing a crime under the national and international laws, and lacking the capability to run the county.

Sonko’s tribulations began after his refusal to sign the Ksh37.5 billion Appropriation Bill, 2020 that allocated Kh27.3 billion to Major-General Mohammed Badi’s led Nairobi Metropolitan Service.

Sonko maintained that he will not release money to NMS terming it a breach of law.

He has accused “State House cartels” who want to control the city through the Nairobi Metropolitan Services of being behind his misfortune.

He maintains that the budget should have been initiated by his executive.

This is the second time Sonko is facing impeachment after a court saved him last February.

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