Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko Has Entered The Race To Reclaim His Seat And Challenge His Impeachment

The now Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko was impeached in late 2020 for charges of grossly violating the Kenyan constitution, abusing the powers of office, general misconduct and crimes against national law.

Now he is in the race to reclaim his Governors' seat as he moves to the Supreme Court to challenge his impeachment. 

Mr Sonko has confidently come out and stated that he will only be written off politically if he is rejected by the people who elected him in 2017 and not by a group of individuals who want to write his political obituary.

Sonko ran for the Gubernatorial seat for Nairobi County with the Jubilee Party of Kenya and defeated the incumbent Evans Kidero to become the second Governor of Nairobi County.

In January 2017 in a Radio Interview, President Uhuru Kenyatta publicly addressed the fallout between him and then impeached Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

He admitted that he had instigated Sonko's removal from office because the former county boss had become synonymous with incessant wrangles with everyone.

"I was removed by the system, cartels and deep state and not rejected by the people" stated Sonko.

The ex-senator said he will not relent in his fight to prove his impeachment was illegal as he maintained that he will be vindicated by the Supreme Court.

"I will be moving to the Supreme Court by tomorrow (today) morning. My notice of appeal is even ready. The law is very clear, you have to exhaust all avenues of appeal. If I don’t proceed with the appeal, then it means I cannot vie," he said.

Sonko previously served as Nairobi County Senator from 2013 to 2017. after garnering 808,705 votes, beating his closest competitor, Margaret Wanjiru of the Orange Democratic Movement, who had garnered 525,822 votes, in the Nairobi senatorial election of 2013.

He rose to national political prominence when he was elected as a Member of Parliament for Makadara Constituency onna Narc Kenya ticket at the age of 35 years.

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