Nairobi MCAs Reject Miguna’s Nomination as Deputy Governor

Nairobi MCAs yesterday refused to vet NRMke leader Miguna Miguna and asked Governor Mike Sonko to nominate another person as his deputy.

Speaker Beatrice Elachi said the Assembly could not debate Miguna’s nomination for the Deputy Governor’s position because he was a dual citizen.

As such, the towering lawyer is not eligible for election or appointment to a state office under article 78 of the Constitution as the law limits election or appointment to a state office to Kenyan citizens only.

“Under Standing Order number one of the House, the name of the nominee is to be referred back to the appointing authority for further validation,” Elachi said.

Elachi said Miguna’s nomination had raise concerns both within and beyond the assembly.

“It is a matter of public interest that the nominee in question is still in court seeking his right to acquire a Kenyan citizenship,” Elachi said.

Elachi said Miguna failed to provide documents required for vetting. The documents include certificate of good conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigations, clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board, compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority and clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

In the above regards, members are not in a position to debate the nominee,” Elachi said.

Sonko nominated Miguna as deputy governor on May 16 in a controversial move sparked mixed reactions from different political quarters.

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