Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Thursday released a statement on his alleged silence of over two weeks.
Governor Sonko finally explains why he has not entered his City Hall office in over 2 weeks
Kumbaff sana, takataka gasia - Governor Mike Sonko
In a lengthy statement seen by Pulselive.co.ke, the Governor outlined that investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) are the main reason.
"The anti-graft agencies must be allowed to do their work independently without interference or intimidation. This is also precisely why I have maintained total silence on the matter of EACC investigations even after several fake news reports by Media Houses as I do not want to issue any statement pre-empting or jeopardizing the EACC investigations, its findings or final report.
"I have also made a personal decision to stay away from my City Hall Office as a way to avoid being accused of interfering with official records which might be used as evidence against me," the Governor's statement read in part.
I'm very much in charge - Governor Sonko
The Governor also took the opportunity to address those who have been piling on pressure for him to appoint a deputy.
Insulting them, Governor sonko clarified that he would only appoint a deputy once a legal framework is set up guiding the process of doing so.
"The few who are celebrating thinking they will take advantage of my absence and silence waanze ukora ole wenu. And to those fake friends from...who were pushing me to appoint my deputy and step aside under pressure kumbaff sana, takataka gasia.
"I will only appoint my deputy once the ongoing legislation on County Government amendment bill which is pending before the Senate and National assembly's mediation committee is concluded and forwarded to the President for assenting," the governor stated.
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