Embattled Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko’s woes continue to deepen as details of a secret meeting on his impeachment emerged.
According to reports, the meeting happened on Tuesday the 24th of November 2020 at Capitol Hill. Representatives from both the Jubilee party and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) were present.
Reports indicate that the meeting was set to discuss the governor’s hardline position against the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS).
Sonko’s close ally Roysambu Ward MCA Peter Waruture revealed to The Nation that the meeting was about coming up with strategies for the reopening of governor Sonko’s impeachment.
Nyayo Highrise MCA Kennedy Oyugi also reiterated Waruture’s sentiments on the meeting. He further added that the session also touched on the reinstallation of Edward Gichana as the County Clerk.
However, Warutere claimed that the plan was bound to fail further, adding that Nairobi MCAs would not support it.
“I can guarantee that Jubilee ward representatives will not support the impeachment of Mr. Sonko,” Warutere said.
“He is our governor. If any issue touches on him, we can only take directions from the President.”
Sonko was not the topic.
However, Michael Ogada rubbished claims that the meeting was about impeaching Governor Sonko. According to the Nairobi County Assembly Minority leader, the meeting majorly focused on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) signatures drive.
“It was an in-house meeting involving the assembly leaders. BBI was the main agenda. We also wanted to ensure the assembly is united.
“Deputy Minority Whip Moses Ogeto said the main agenda was to rally support for the BBI bill expected to be tabled at the assembly after signatures are collected.”
Sonko’s previous impeachment plan failed after it did not get the President’s approval. Uhuru had cited the cost of a by-election, which was unavoidable should Sonko vacate his office as the governor.