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Sonko summoned by IPOA

The Independent policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has today Wednesday, December 16, 2020 summoned Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to record a statement.

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

Details have emerged that Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been ordered to appear before the Independent policing Oversight Authority (IPOA)’s offices on Monday, December 21, 2020 to record a statement over the incidence where he claimed that the police disrupted his meeting with Nairobi Members of County Assembly (MCAs).

The embattled Nairobi Governor was allegedly manhandled by police officers during a meeting with Nairobi members of County Assembly at the office park on Monday, November 30, 2020.

The incidence reportedly took place after Sonko had convened a meeting with Members of County Assembly (MCAs) who were against his planned impeachment motion by some of the Nairobi County Assembly.

The police officers who stormed the venue of the meeting claimed that the meeting had violated the Covid-19 protocols laid down by the Ministry of Health.

This comes as Governor’s impeachment trial is set to start on Wednesday, December 2020 in which he seeks to defend himself against the allegations.

The Nairobi Governor was impeached on Thursday, December 3, 2020 for alleged among others, graft, abuse of office, and violation of the constitution.

The consensus was reached following a record 88 out of the 122 MCAs voting in favor of the motion, reaching the two-thirds threshold required to eject the County chief from his position.

His impeachment motion was moved by Minority Leader Michael Ogada after failing to approve a Ksh37.4 billion budget to facilitate operations undertaken by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).

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    Written by Kennedy Omondi

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