Uhuru summons Jubilee MCAs ahead of Sonko’s impeachment motion

Uhuru summons Nairobi Jubilee mcas to state house to intervene on sonko's impeachment
Nairobi MCAs during a past session. Image: FILE

President Uhuru Kenyatta has summoned all Nairobi County Jubilee MCAs to State House on Saturday.

The invitation was confirmed by June Ndegwa, the County Assembly Majority Whip, who sent the invite to all the 66 Jubilee ward reps.

Ndegwa asked the MCAs to be sitted in State House by 8.45 am.

The summons comes ahead of Sonko’s impeachment motion that is set to be tabled on Tuesday next week.

Last week, Peter Imwatok, Makongeni ward MCA tabled a notice of impeachment, accusing governor Sonko of a litany of impeachable grounds among them, corruption, abuse of office to corruption and gross misconduct.

The Nairobi county assembly’s Jubilee faction has had its own fair share of splits and wrangles.

The latest is over Sonko’s looming impeachment that has generated more tension.

Some of the the MCAs had agreed not to send home their own governor while the pro-impeachment lawmakers said there was no turning back in the quest to sent governer Sonko packing.

The in-house wrangles began in October last year.

This started when Beatrice Elachi, Speaker of the county assembly, returned to the assembly with the support of one group while the other opposing her return.

The rift further intensified with a change of leadership that saw the replacement of Abdi Hassan Guyo as the leader of the majority.

The outcome of Saturday State House meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta may determine the fate of Sonko and may also bring unity to the divided Jubilee house in the county assembly.

In a ceremony at State House witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the controversial governor on Tuesday handed over key functions of the Nairobi County to the national government.

According to sources, part of the agreement was to have Sonko’s corruption charges dropped and the impeachment proceedings withdrawn.

Sonko has defended the deal with President Uhuru saying it will not only help enhance service delivery but also preposition Nairobi city as the leading investment hub in the region.

It’s also expected ODM leader Raila Odinga will implore upon the ODM MCAs to go slow on the impeachment motion.

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