Kenyans are very happy as senate
exercised its powers successfully and impeached former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand
Waititu after the upper house was reestablished in the 2010 constitution.
Focus turns to Nairobi County
Nairobi County Assembly Minority
Whip Peter Imwatok says the impeachment motion against Governor Mike Sonko will
be first on the order of business, when the county assembly reconvenes from
He says the motion is ready and
has gotten the requisite signatures from Members of County Assembly.
“We know clearly that Maina
Kamanda spoke loud and clear… It is very clear to all Kenyans that Nairobi has
a problem which ought to be sorted out in the Kiambu style. And there is no
shortcut,” said Imwatok.
He added: “We are
initiating the process of impeachment. We have to do a motion before the
assembly which will be supported by 82 members and we already have those
The Minority Whip’s sentiments come days after Nominated MP Maina Kamanda called on Nairobi MCAs to impeach Sonko, who is facing corruption charges.
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MCAs time to vote against corruption
Speaking at the swearing of new
Kiambu Governor James Nyoro, Kamanda praised the Kiambu MCAs for impeaching
Ferdinand Waititu, further urging Members of the Nairobi County Assembly to
borrow the same spirit and follow suit and send Mike Sonko home.
Nominated MP Maina Kamanda
“We are telling Nairobi
MCAs to take note of what their Kiambu counterparts have done. Let them
(Nairobi MCAs) remove that thief in office and send him home or Shimo la Tewa,”
The nominated legislator went
further to urge political parties to consider denying election tickets to
leaders with questionable character.
Meanwhile, Nairobi County Assembly
Majority Leader Charles Thuo has however dismissed the motion against Sonko,
saying it has no support of Jubilee MCAs.
Mike Sonko remains out of office
after he was barred by the High Court from accessing his office following his
prosecution on graft related charges.
The controversial county boss is
facing 19 corruption-related charges among them money laundering, conflict of
interest, abuse of office, acquisition of public funds and conspiracy to commit
an economic crime.
Nairobi MCAs, who went on recess on December 11, 2019, are expected back for normal sittings on February 11, 2020.