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Sonko moves to court to block Mutura’s new appointments

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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has moved to court seeking orders to bar Acting Governor Ben Mutura from making changes at City Hall pending hearing and determination of his application.

This comes a day after Mutura announced new appointments, including the reinstatement of Janet Ouko – who resigned in January 2019 during then Governor Sonko’s tenure.

Mutura transferred Lucia Mulwa from the Education docket to Agriculture and appointed Jairus Musumba as the Acting County Secretary.

 He also appointed Paul Mutungi as the Chief of Staff and Brian Weke as the legal advisor for the Governor’s office.

Sonko however, in a petition filed by lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui today, said that Mutura cannot reappoint Ms. Ouko to the position since she is “not available” because she was allegedly “dismissed from being a CEC” by his administration.

He termed the realignments by Mutura as a plot to wreak havoc in the governance of the city, adding that “purporting to exercise unlimited powers of an elected Governor when he is not” alluded to a gross violation of the County Governments Act.

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