Nairobi City County Governor Mike Sonko has been impeached.
This is after 88 Nairobi Members of County Assembly (MCA) voted in favour of a motion seeking to oust the Governor from office. Only two MCAs, among those who were in the Assembly, voted against the motion.
At least 82 MCAs were required to support the motion for it to achieve the required two thirds threshold.
Sonko has been impeached on grounds of abuse of office, gross misconduct as well as lack of capability to run county affairs, accusations that he has repeatedly denied.
The Governor’s fate now lies in the hands of the Senate.
Nairobi City County Assembly comprises of 85 elected and 38 nominated Members of the County Assembly who sit in various committees of the Assembly.
In 2017 General elections, Jubilee Party won majority of the seats in the assembly.
Results released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, show that Jubilee bagged 45 seats against National Super Alliance’s (NASA) 39. The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party got 38 seats while Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper party got one seat. The Party of Democratic Unity won the Makina ward (Kibra constituency) seat.
Governor Mike Sonko was said to be in for an easy ride.
In 2013, the Opposition’s Coalition of Reforms and Democracy (CORD) won the majority of seats in the assembly with 43 MCAs against Jubilee’s 42.
Evans Kidero was the Governor then.
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