Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has insisted he does not need a savior and will go home if he is impeached by the County Assembly.
86 MCAs appended their signatures on the governor’s impeachment motion paving way for his ouster from City Hall.
KDRTV had reported earlier that the governor’s woes emanate from his refusal to approve the county budget, which allocated Ksh 27.1B to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), a body the governor says is illegal.
Sonko now insists that he will not cede on his stand that NMS is illegal and will not give it a single coin.
“I don’t need to be saved, I will stand firm like the Senate when they were dealing with the County Revenue Bill. I will not, I shall not and I’m not going to append my signature to give funds to an illegal entity,” the governor said in a tweet.
I don’t need to be saved, I will stand firm like the Senate when they were dealing with the County Revenue Bill. I will not, I shall not and I’m not going to append my signature to give funds to an illegal entity. https://t.co/fRLeffgWCP
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) November 27, 2020
He further claimed that there is life after politics, after all, his late father was not a politician.
“I’m ready to go home as I said before there’s life after politics. My father was not a politician,” He added.
It has widely been reported that the call to impeach Sonko came from State House, with President Uhuru Kenyatta said to be fed up with the governor’s insults.
The Nairobi County Assembly leadership also held a meeting with ODM leader Raila Odinga at his Capitol Hill office. The meeting discussed how to whip MCAs to support the impeachment motion. This could be why a whooping 86 lawmakers signed the motion (only 82 are needed to send Sonko packing).
If impeached, Nairobi speaker Benson Mutura shall temporarily assume office with IEBC expected to hold elections within 90 days after impeachment.