Mike Sonko Accuses Senators for Allegedly Receiving 2 Million Shillings Each to Vote Yes

Impeached Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has accused his former colleagues in the senate for throwing him under the bus after alleging that they were each paid 2 million shillings to impeach him.

This is the first time Sonko has reacted to his Thursday night impeachment after 27 senators voted Yes to the charges leveled against him.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko testifies before the Senate on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Photo/Courtesy

Taking to his Twitter account, the former governor, whose tenure had been marred with wrangles from the Nairobi Metropolitan Services said that his poor background as the son of a nobody played a huge part in his impeachment.

“Some of my former colleagues in the Senate had to sacrifice me coz of political pressure from their party bosses who personally called them one by one to impeach me because I was not born in Statehouse and my father was not President nor Prime Minister and Vice President as well. During the voting exercise Ksh 2 Million was offered by state for Christmas so that the law can be breached.” posted the former governor on Twitter.

While decrying his ouster from the top sit in the capital, a defiant Sonko says that the people who elected him have not impeached him yet.

That could be a signal yet that his political stint in Nairobi is far from over.

“I have been allegedly impeached by a few Senators, but I have not been impeached by the people of Nairobi and Kenyans at large, God has not impeached me as well and I know He has better plans for me. I have faith in God. I will walk with Him to the end of this journey.” Sonko further wrote.

After Sonko’s impeachment, Nairobi County Speaker Benson Mutura is set to be sworn in as the acting governor for a period of 60 days pending a by election.

 

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