Nairobi, KENYA: Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has surprised many by nominating controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna as his Deputy Governor.
Sonko made the announcement on Wednesday evening in a letter to the Speaker of the County Assembly.
“I hereby forward my nominee, Lawyer Miguna Miguna to undergo full vetting process and approval by the County Assembly for the position of Deputy Governor. The nominee meets all the requirements provided for in the Constitution, the Leadership and Integrity Act, the Elections Act and County Government Act,” the letter reads.
Speaking to Baraka FM’s Mega Breakfast show on Thursday through a phone call, Lawyer Cliff Ombeta who is Miguna Miguna’s lawyer confirmed the nomination.
“The letter is a genuine one. I received the letter from Governor Sonko and forwarded the message to Miguna Miguna and am now waiting for him to respond to either accept or decline the nomination,” confirmed Lawyer Ombeta through the phone conversation.
The self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement (NRM) General Miguna Miguna was to return back to the country on Wednesday 16th but made changes on the last minute.
“In view of the refusal by the Department of Immigration to issue me with a valid Kenyan passport and facilitate my unconditional re-entry into Kenya as ordered by the High Court and formally requested by the Kenya National Commission for Human Rights on my behalf, and on advice from legal counsel, I have instructed my advocates to immediately bring to the attention of the court the continued wilful contempt of its orders.
I was determined to arrive home on schedule, however, just before my departure, I reluctantly cancelled my flight to Nairobi and postponed my next arrival date.
We will provide you with my new arrival date as soon as the court gives further directions on this matter.
Meanwhile, I urge all Kenyan patriots and members of the National Revolutionary Movement of Kenya (NRMKe) to engage in peaceful protests against the illegitimate regime’s continued violation of my rights and the rights of millions of Kenyans, its continued refusal to obey court orders, its looting of hundreds of billions of public resources and failure to adhere to and respect the constitution.
Hold processions, sit ins, street protests, hunger strikes and use all media at your disposals against the escalating tyranny and the culture of impunity.
NASA is dead and with ODM having essentially joined Jubilee, the NRMKe is the new Kenyan opposition. We will and must march on until we defeat those trying to institutionalize the culture of impunity. We must establish a merit based democratic society.
Viva!,” read the statement released to Newsrooms.