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Nairobi Resident Files petition to remove Sonko from Office


A Nairobi resident has filed a petition in court seeking to have Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko declared unfit to hold office.

Boniface Nyamu, an Advocate of the High Court, has cited several grounds for Sonko’s removal among them the recent ban on matatus from the Central Business District.

Nyamu has also accused the governor of verbally assaulting a Member of County Assembly, recording private phone calls and refusing to nominate a deputy governor.

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“When we were electing the Governor, we elected him alongside his deputy governor in consideration that they would complement each other in terms of politics and development but immediately the respondent was sworn in, he started frustrating his deputy until the Deputy governor resigned,” he said

Nyamu also argues that the governor is clueless about what is happening in the city since he has neglected his duties.

“The Respondent herein has engaged in different acts of gross misconduct that are insulting to the people of Nairobi and violated the obligations conferred to him under the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 as the duly elected Governor of Nairobi City County therefore making him unfit to hold any public office,”he added

Nyamu has also accused Sonko of concentrating on side shows and publicity stunts.