The Nairobi County Assembly Members (MCA’s) on 14 December had a meeting to whip up a motion to lay the ground for the embattled Nairobi County Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko’s impeachment.
Reports revealed that the meeting was attended by elected county assembly representatives from all the political divide.
Makongeni Ward MCA and the county assembly minority whip Peter Imwatok disclosed that the Saturday meeting was a continuation of Friday’s December 13 meeting at Windsor Hotel where the MCAs discussed the state of Nairobi and the way forward to solve the current situation in the county.
“We have come to an agreement that Governor Sonko’s problem is not Nairobi’s or the county assembly’s and though a section of jubilee MCA’s want it to be so, we will not allow that. A majority of MCAs are in agreement that Nairobi has a problem,” Imwatok stated.
The county’s minority whip further added, “A section of like-minded MCAs are saying we must follow the constitution. We are not going to treat Sonko like a baby while letting the county go down the drain because we want to please him.”
The Makongeni lawmaker also disclosed that a letter requesting a special seating had been sent to the Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi and come Monday 16 December, they will embark on required 82 signatures collection.
“Next week will not be business as usual. As ODM and like-minded MCAs from the Jubilee party, we will not worship Sonko while Nairobi is in shambles. We are going to take action and make a statement that Sonko can’t run Nairobi as a private entity, before President Uhuru and Raila Odinga weigh in on the matter,” the city-county minority whip said.
Imwatok also revealed that a score of Jubilee MCAs had still not given a clear position on the ouster motion.
Condemning Sonko’s move to turn down advises to nominate a deputy, Imwatok proclaimed, “We advised the governor to nominate a deputy governor but he refused and since now is a defining period for Kenyans in Nairobi, we will not be quiet.”