Voter challenges Sonko’s nomination of Miguna as his deputy in court


Nairobi, KENYA: Nairobi governor has continued to experience challenges in his leadership after a voter decided to take him to court to challenge his decision of nominating Nairobi controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna as his deputy.

John Waigi Migwi who filed an application under a certificate of urgency, On Wednesday argued that Sonko nominee is unqualified to take the position of a deputy governor even after his name was proposed for vetting by the county assemble.

Migwi claimed that Miguna is neither a Kenyan citizen nor a member of Jubilee party that Sonko used to win the seat.

“The nominee does not meet the relevant qualifications for vetting and approval to fill the vacancy in the office of deputy governor as he is not a Kenyan citizen nor a member of Jubilee party on which Sonko was elected,” Said Migwi.

Sonko made the shocking announcement of Miguna as his Deputy on Wednesday evening in a letter to the speaker of the county assembly Beatrice Elachi.

He said Miguna meets all the requirements provided for in the constitution to be his deputy that later elicited a lot of mix reactions from Nairobi residents, some county officials and Jubilee party.

Jubilee party vice chairman David Murathe had also protested the nomination noting it could lead to governor Sonko’s impeachment.

Sonko However defended Miguna’s nomination, describing the lawyer as a Kenyan who can effectively fight cartels.

On the other hand, Nairobi Senator Johnston Sakaja initially was categorical that there is no way a Miguna could be nominated as the next deputy governor after all the fights he had with the government but later changed his stand saying Sonko is free to elect anyone.

The nomination came after a section of MCAs gave the governor 7 days to nominate a deputy of face legal action.