Ex-Senate Majority Leader Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has claimed that Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s impeachment was sponsored by the state.
Sonko’s impeachment is State Sponsored – Murkomen
Sonko was impeached on Thursday
The Elgeyo Marakwet Senator likened the impeachment to that of former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, which he said was procured by force.
In his tweet, he mentioned that the MCAs did not achieve the 2/3 majority threshold and that the numbers given were cooked up.
Murkomen noted that Sonko has well documented evidence, but warned that he should not rely on the Senate to save him, because Senators like James Orengo and Mutula Kilonzo can do anything with just a call from their party leaders.
“Gov. Sonko impeachment mirrors Waititu’s. It is state sponsored. 2/3 threshold not achieved. Fraudulent figures announced. Impeachment is procured by force. Luckily Sonko has documented evidence well but don’t rely on Senate Orengo & Mutula with a call from above can do anything,” said Kipchumba Murkomen.
His words came after 88 out of 122 Nairobi County MCAs voted to impeach Governor Mike Sonko.
In the impeachment motion tabled by Minority Leader Michael Ogada and seconded by Majority Leader Abdi Guyo, the Nairobi Governor was accused of gross violation of the Constitution and other laws, abuse of office, commission of crimes under the national laws and lack of the mental capability to run the county government of Nairobi.
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