Sonko accepts defeat after Supreme Court paves way for swearing in of Ann Kananu as Governor

The Supreme Court dismissed Sonko's application to stop the swearing in ceremony of Ann Kananu as the Nairobi Governor.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and acting Nairobi Governor Anne Mwenda Kananu

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has accepted his losses after the Supreme Court paved the way for his substantive replacement.

The Supreme Court on Monday, November 8 dismissed his application to stop the swearing in ceremony of Ann Kananu as the Nairobi Governor.

In his post on Facebook, Sonko said he was grateful for the opportunity to serve Nairobians, adding that he was looking forward to serving Kenyans in any capacity.

I concede defeat by accepting the Supreme court's verdict this afternoon. God's timing is the best and a time will come when he'll give me another chance to serve Kenyans in any capacity.

I'm forever grateful for the opportunity I had working for you, I will continue doing so. For now, we leave everything to God. We live to fight another day, however, alluta continua as life must go on. TWENDENI TUKAPIGE SHEREHE SASA.

Sonko had moved to court in October, arguing that his appeal on his impeachment had not been concluded and thus the deputy governor should not be sworn in as governor.

However, the Court of Appeal noted that Sonko had been out of office for more than 10 months.

“We find that the issue of the swearing-in of the 11th respondent was not raised in the High Court and the impugned judgment did not address or determine that issue,” read the judgment.

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