Embattled City Governor Mike Sonko’s defense lawyers have expressed confidence that their client will come out victorious and that they will win the case they filed against the impeachment process last Thursday.
Sonko’s lead lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui said the constitutional threshold to remove Sonko as the governor has not been mate. He added that there were a number of question marks and illegalities that marked Thursday impeachment process at the Nairobi City County Assembly.
“The process of electing a governor is constitutionally set. You must meet the electoral threshold for you to be confirmed as the governor of the county,” he explained.
“You cannot, by a simple number of people, then purport to be a governor of a county. By implication, you cannot simplify the removal of a governor, who having been elected through such a rigorous process, through a simplified process,” said Kinyanjui on phone.
This comes after Investigations into cyber fraud claims by MCAs allied to Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko begun, the Star has learnt. MCAs allied to Sonko, led by nominated MCA Millicent Okatch, claim the email accounts of 21 of them were hacked into and their credentials used to log them in and vote.