In his characteristic dramatic fashion, former Nairobi County governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has now come out with sensational claims against Mombasa governor Hassan Joho and his brother Abu. In the stunning allegations, Sonko spectacularly claimed that Joho and his racket have hatched a plan which they intend to unroll today, on the 25th of April.
Sonko was speaking while making an appearance on KTN’s weekly political show Checkpoint which was hosted by the station’s presenter Sophia Wanuna.
He claimed he has reliable information which indicates that Joho and Abu who he described as his friends, are behind a plan to hire an activist who will go to court and try to block him from running for the Mombasa County governorship.
He expressed defiance and determination, saying that despite all this, he still remains focused on winning the gubernatorial seat.
Sonko will vie for Mombasa governor on Wiper ticket after a deal brokered by the party Kalonzo Musyoka saw Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo step down in his favour.
The former governor was removed from office after 88 members of the Nairobi County Assembly voted in support of his impeachment which was upheld by the Senate 14 days later.
He was impeached over gross violation of the Constitution, abuse of office, misconduct and crimes against national law.
The law is silent on whether an impeached governor can run for office, and critics have said this is an assault on Chapter Six of the Constitution which calls for integrity in leadership.
However, Sonko maintains that even though the county assembly and Senate found him culpable of the accusations lodged against him, he remains innocent until the courts determine his appeal on the matter.
The High Court and Court of Appeal upheld his impeachment and Sonko filed an appeal before the Supreme Court.
The former governor says the law should be applied equally to all and should not also be used as a weapon to target certain individuals.
He argues that other leaders such as former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu were also impeached but were not struck off the UDA party list in the Kiambu nominations.
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