The cramble for power in the Nairobi county leadership has continued to take shape as Speaker Elachi in a fresh bid is seeking to oust embattled governor Mike Sonko.
In a report published by the Daily Nation Elachi argued that the absence of Governor Mike Sonko has created a constitutional crisis at City Hall.
The unprecedented decision by the speaker follows threats poised by ODM MCA’s to impeach the governor as the first order of business when the assembly resumes sittings on Tuesday, February, 11.
These plans were revealed by assembly minority whip, Peter Imwatok, who said that the motion was ready and had already gotten the required signatures from MCAs.
“We know clearly that Maina Kamanda spoke loud and clear… It is very clear to all Kenyans that Nairobi has a problem which ought to be sorted out in the Kiambu style. And there is no shortcut,” warned Imwatok.
Elachi’s decision to seek to take over from Sonko reinforce claims as reported by The Standard on December 15, 2019, that the Jubilee Party was planning to replace him for good.
The Nairobi City County drama continued to unfold on Wednesday, February 5, as both the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) launched fresh probes on the appointments and conduct of officials in Nairobi County.
The anti-corruption agency is looking into the procedure implemented by the governor to nominate Ann Mwendwa, currently serving as Chief Officer in Disaster Management as Sonko’s deputy.
Governor Sonko remains out of office and is facing corruption charges involving a Ksh. 357 Million scandal.