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Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok Backs Down On Sonko’s Impeachment


Nairobi County Assembly  has  suspended  Governor Mike Sonko’s  impeachment  motion  sponsored by Makongeni  Member of  County Assembly  Peter Imwatok  following a court barring the assembly from debating it until the case filed by  Sonko is heard and determined.

Imwatok says he will not proceed but will wait for the final direction by  the labour relations court that halted the process.

According to Imwatok it was not appropriate to proceed with the impeachment and that defying court would have shown bad precedent by him and to the entire ODM Party.

‘‘Therefore our lawyers have advised that on the premise of this order that was issued yesterday by the courts, we should allow lawyers and courts to work it out other than tabling an impeachment motion that would push me into illegality,’’ he said.

Meanwhile Imwatok has maintained that he will not withdraw the motions which are still alive in courts and before the assembly.

‘‘It is a fact that the motion passed all litmus tests, it is also a fact that members of this assembly append signature on this motion,so we can’t be the defenders of the law and at the same time we violate the same law the motion will be back soon,’’he added.

Sonko’s Lawyer  Harrison Kinyanjui told court yesterday that the  substantive clerk did not sign the impeachment motion before it was brought in the assembly.