The Nairobi County Governor is still Mike Mbuvi Sonko and he still can appoint a deputy even if the court bars him from operating in his office at City Hall.
As advised by the Supreme Court, Sonko is free to nominate a deputy anytime and send the name to the county assembly for approval.
According to the Constitution, there will be a constitutional crisis if the governor fails to appoint a deputy, therefore there is a need to seek the interpretation of the Constitution on some of these issues the county governments are facing.
The big question now is, what will follow next, it is anticipated that the national government might stop funding to the county government as stipulated in the Constitution and the County Government’s Act.
After funding withdrawal, the National Government will take over the function of the County Government after getting the Senate approval.
A commission of inquiry will be constituted to examine and investigate all the advanced allegations in this case, and if the commission finds that the county can not function, it makes a recommendation to the President to dissolve the county government.
Once the commission makes a resolution to dissolve the county, the President’s work will only be to dissolve the county government officially.