Relief For Sonko As Court Suspends Impeachment Motion

A court has temporarily stopped the Nairobi County Assembly from debating an impeachment motion against Governor Mike Sonko.

Justice Nzioka wa Makau on Tuesday, December 1 issued orders suspending the motion pending hearing and determination of a case filed by Sonko.

Justice Makau also barred the County Assembly Speaker and their Senate counterpart from presiding over the impeachment motion.

Sonko’s impeachment motion was last week tabled in the County Assembly by Minority Leader and Kileleshwa Ward MCA Michael Ogada.

Ogada argued that Sonko has been in and out of courtrooms on various cases and is therefore unfit to hold public office.

The MCAs are reportedly acting on the orders of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

The MCAs accused Sonko of graft, abuse of office and violation of the constitution.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko pictured at Riverside Drive. November 30. Photo/Courtesy

86 out of 122 MCAs supported the impeachment motion to eject Sonko out of office.

The embattled governor has however dismissed the motion arguing that some of the signatures collected by the MCAs were invalid.

Sonko has also maintained that the allegations labeled against him were being handled in court and he’s not guilty until the court determine so.

Some of the MCAs allegedly denied signing the motion and shifted their allegiance to Governor Sonko, moments after his dramatic clash with police officers at Office Park, Riverside.

The ward reps disowned the reports that 86 of them had appended their signatures in favour of the impeachment bid.

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