Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko can breathe easy after the High Court stopped an impeachment motion against him.
The motion filed by Makongeni Member of County Assembly Peter Imwatok was set to come up for debate in the county Assembly on Tuesday.
However Justice Byram Ongaya halted the motion saying it had to be filed in compliance with the Standing Orders of the Assembly.
“The tentative business scheduled for Tuesday 3rd March 2020 shall not proceed except in strict compliance of the Standing Orders,” stated Ongaya.
Sonko sought to stop the motion argued that the motion was unprocederal.
Through his lawyers, Sonko argued that the motion was not verified by the speaker and that the signatures of the MCAs were not verified.
“My Lord we are not a country that is ruled by a sham procedure and sham processes and then we want to endorse that because article 27 i of the constitution says that every person has the right to seek the protection of the law,” argued Sonko’s lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui.