Sonko tells off MCAs’ threatening to impeach him

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi alias Sonko has told off members of the County Assembly threatening to impeach him for allegedly running the county affairs from his Mua home in Machakos County instead of his Nairobi office.

The MCA’s are also said to be angered by the dramatic arrest of Parklands MCA Jayendra Malde claiming he was set up by Governor Sonko.

The Governor has however dared the MCAs to impeach him, accusing them of resorting to blackmail and extortion.

Speaking from Machakos County, the Governor also said he will not be cajoled into picking a deputy by the MCAs, as he is still in consultations with the Jubilee Party leadership on a suitable replacement of Polycap Igathe.

He also denied a role in the woes of the County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi who was impeached on Thursday.

The Nairobi County MCAs have given the Governor two weeks to return to Nairobi or face impeachment.

Meanwhile, Mike Sonko has received support from unlikely quarters with Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris and Embakasi East MP Babu Owino condemning impeachment threats by members of the Nairobi County Assembly.

The two leaders said the threats by the MCAs hold no water since the governor has been discharging his duties in accordance with the law.

They called on both Jubilee and NASA MCAs in the Assembly to set aside their political differences and support Sonko to deliver his promises to Nairobi residents.

The two were speaking at Mua Hills in Machakos County during the third anniversary of Sonko’s late father Gideon Kioko Mbuvi Kivanguli who died in 2015.

This comes after the MCAs gave the governor 14 days to return to City Hall offices or be impeached.

  

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