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Sakaja to lead special team to rescue Governor Sonko as he battles impeachment

Details have emerged of a special squad led by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja to rescue the embattled Nairobi County Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko as he faces impeachment in the Senate.

Reports reveal that the vocal Jubilee senator met a group of his fellow senators at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) mobilizing fellow senators to save his governor.

This is after it emerged that the County boss appointed his Senator Johnson Sakaja as his point man lobbying for fellow senators as the only lifeline to save the troubled County chief.

Sakaja has also scheduled strings of meetings in the course of the week to spearhead the same. “Sakaja has met several senators and he has managed to convince them to dismiss the impeachment motion.

Lobbying is at the highest level,” said the source on condition we do not reveal his identity,

The governor is set to meet the 67 legislators after a futile attempt to have a special committee deliberate on the matter on grounds that it would be compromised, at the last minute.

Also mentioned in the process is wiper leader and former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka, with Kalonzo allegedly preparing a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta to pave ways for ironing out issues.

Sonko had earlier challenged his ouster through a court petition in February by Justice Byrum Ongaya citing illegality for the senate to proceed with the process with an active court order.

The case is also set to be heard by Justice Mathew Nduma after the two justices James Rika and Nzioka had pulled out of the Sonko application.

Sonko is to face a number of charges including gross violation of the Constitution abuse of office, gross misconduct, and crimes under the national law.

He is also accused of violating Article 73 of the Constitution and Section 8 and 11 of the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012 on public trust and professionalism.

Despite all, sources close to the head of state have it that Sonko’s woes are as a result of his blatant refusal to sign the County budget that has denied Nairobi County funds, hence crippling service delivery, compromising the president’s legacy.

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