Sonko In More Trouble As MCAs Begin Impeachment Process

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Nairobi County Assembly Minority leader Michael Ogada on Thursday, November 26 tabled a notice of motion to impeach Governor Mike Sonko.

According to the Ogada, the motion to impeach Sonko has been endorsed by 86 out of 122 MCAs surpassing the threshold required to table such a motion.

Sonko’s impeachment plan comes after he refused to assent to the bill on the Ksh37.5 billion 2020-21 budget, a move that was interpreted to curtail operations of the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS).

Sonko has maintained that he will not release money the Maj-Gen Mohamed Badi-led NMS terming it as a breach of law.

According to reports, the MCAs resolved to remove Sonko from office during two meetings held on Monday and Tuesday at Capitol Hill.

Sonko angry at Badi's latest action.
Governor Sonko and NMS boss Mohammed Badi. Image/Courtesy

However, the county assembly leadership refuted those claims saying the gatherings were about the Building Bridges Initiative.

This is the second time the embattled governor is facing an impeachment after escaping another attempt to oust him from office in February this year.

Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok, had sponsored the initial motion citing alleged gross violation of the constitution and the Public Finance Act 2012, misuse of office, exhibiting incompetence and failing to offer leadership.

Sonko then moved to court to shield himself from impeachment and the judge ruled in his favor.

President Uhuru Kenyatta also met the MCAs to save Sonko from humiliation.

If the motion goes through, the county assembly speaker informs the speaker of the Senate within two days.

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