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.