Speaker confirms that Miguna will be vetted as Raila directs him to pick papers needed to return to Kenya

Speaker Beatrice Elachi confirms that Miguna will be vetted and approved following his nomination by Sonko

Addressing a media briefing in Mombasa on Saturday, Elachi confirmed that the assembly will go ahead with the vetting because "he's Governor Mike Sonko's choice".

“We will vet him. We have no choice... I mean, he is the Governor's choice and we will respect that," Elachi stated.

This is in sharp contrast to her earlier stand in which she maintained that Miguna would not be vetted until he clarifies his citizenship with the government.

During an interview with Hot 96 FM, Elachi disclosed that “We will follow the law. The Constitution is clear that a deputy governor needs to be a Kenyan citizen. He (Miguna) is Canadian. That procedure can take us three to four months".

Some progress to ensure safe return to the country has also been made with the opposition boss Raila Odinga directing him to proceed to Ottawa to pick the relevant papers to ensure his safe return.

“We agreed that he can go the High commission in Ottawa and get Kenyan papers to come with to Kenya. Odinga said during a public lecture in London on Thursday.

Addressing the public during a lecture in London, Odinga disclosed that the safe return of Miguna Miguna was an issue that was agreed on in the March 09 handshake deal.

With Miguna yet to accept or reject the nomination, it is not clear when the vetting will take place.

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