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Sonko says he’s bitter with his close friends for setting him up for impeachment

Fromer Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. PHOTO/COURTESY

Nearly a year after he was impeached from office, former Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko has come out to reveal what cost his time at City Hall.

Speaking in an interview with KTN, Sonko blamed his close friends for causing his fall out with president Uhuru Kenyatta which later led to his impeachment.

Sonko said that his friends who have now turned into foes duped him to not sign the first budget that would allocate money for the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.

“The same friends advised me not to sign the budget and crept back to State House and told Uhuru that I refused to append the signature,” Sonko said.

Adding: “What happened next is that the President gave the green light for my impeachment,” he added.

Sonko further said that though he fell out with the president following his impeachment, he still respect him as the Head of State.

“We are not as close as how we used to be. You know what transpired and some of the issues are still before the court but I respect him as the President,” he said.

Speaking on his impeachment, the former county boss revealed that he still believes that he was illegally taken out of office. According to him, both the County Assembly and the Senate lacked the quorum to kick I’m out of office.

He said that he was bitter with how he was treated during his impeachment and he has planned to reveal how the process was unfairly handled in his exposure series.

“ Anyone who has been treated unfairly has bitterness but mine didn’t start after my impeachment and my expose series will demonstrate that,” Sonko said.

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