Nairobi residents are now staring at tough times following the decision by court to bar governor Mike Sonko from office and transacting any county government business.
From the onset, some saw it coming since the governor was advised on several occasions to nominate his deputy but did not take the advise seriously plunging the county into leadership crisis.
According to constitutional lawyer Danstan Omari, Nairobi is in trouble and soon staffs will not get salaries and the common mwananchi will lack crucial services.
‘‘This is a pure crisis by denying Sonko access to his official duty you are directly denying common mwananchi services directly, am telling you this problem was manufactured by court in justice Ngugis’ rulling that those charged with corruption related cases can not access their offices and even transact any official business.’’ Omari told Ghetto Radio News.
Absence of Sonko at Jamhuri Day celebrations yesterday was also a clear indicator that the city ‘lion’ actually is troubled ,caged and his powers trimmed to the ground.. instead Speaker Beatrice Elachi was accorded VIP treatment just to shelve political sheaves.
Half of Sonko ministers including the county secretary Leboo Ole Morintat who is second in command after him are serving in acting capacity.
According to structures the governor leads all county operations from pending signatures to crucial county projects,agreement and other services.
He also approves contracts through the office of county secretary.
Opposition MCAs led by minority leader David Mberia will be moving to supreme court to seek for advisory .
‘‘We are waiting for our party leader to gives us direction but as opposition MCAs we shall move to supreme court to seek for advisory on how this county will be governed.’’ Mberia said.