Impeachment motion tabled against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko

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An impeachment motion against embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been tabled by Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok.

Imwatok accused Sonko of abuse of office, violation of the Constitution, irregular procurement of tenders among others.

According to Imwatok, the county has seen irregular withdrawal of Ksh.200 million in cash as well as misuse of public resources by the governor to settle political scores.

“Sonko every time consumes alcohol in the office of the governor, thus making insults to employees and members of this House,” said Imwatok.

“He fires staff on WhatsApp and Facebook without allowing them due process thus affecting service delivery.”

The MCA alleged that Nairobi County Executive Committee members face hostility from Governor Sonko and work in constant fear and intimidation.

He also accused Sonko of violating the constitution by failing to name a deputy governor following the resignation of Polycarp Igathe two years ago.

Imwatok on Wednesday told Citizen TV that 67 MCAs had appended their signatures to impeach Sonko.

To move such a motion in the assembly, one requires at least 41 MCAs to sign and, to have the impeachment pass, two thirds of the assembly is required.