The fate of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko now lies in the hands of the Senate which will vote to either uphold or reject his impeachment.
Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has received the resolution of the Nairobi County Assembly to impeach Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.
Sonko’s Thursday impeachment was supported by 88 out of 122 MCAs. Two MCAs voted against the motion which was tabled by Minority Leader Michael Ogada.
In a letter dated 4th December, Nairobi Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura wrote to Senate’s Ken Lusaka notifying him of the resolution.
“In accordance with Section 33 (2) of the County Governments Act, 2012 and Standing Order 67 (7) of the Nairobi City County Assembly Standing Orders, I hereby forward to you the said resolution of the County Assembly for your further action, ” the Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura wrote.
Sonko was impeached on the following grounds: Gross Violation of the Constitution, abuse of office and Crimes Under National law.
Governor Sonko who was in Kwale with at least 57 MCAs during his impeachment, 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.”