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Kenya: Sonko’s Deputy Governor Nominee to Know Her Fate This Month


Nairobi County deputy governor nominee Ann Mwenda will know her fate concerning the legality of her nomination before the end of this month.

This comes after her vetting by Nairobi MCAs was pushed to next month to give room for the resolution of questions regarding the legality of her nomination into the position.

LEGALITY

On Wednesday, Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi said they expect to get a response in two weeks’ time from the Supreme Court over an advisory they had requested in regards to the legality of the nomination done by Governor Mike Sonko.

“We are expecting to get the advisory opinion by the end of this either week or by next week. This situation is unique, hence it is important that we wait for the way forward,” said Ms Elachi.

Ms Mwenda was nominated on January 6, 2020 in order to ensure stability at the county government informed by the complexity of the situation City Hall finds itself after Sonko’s arraignment in court.

This was after the City Hall boss had been barred from office by the courts last year December until the determination of the graft case facing him.

It is in light of this that Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji dismissed the nomination terming it illegal and against bail terms which barred him from executing his duty as a governor until the determination of the corruption case facing him.

But the Speaker has pointed out that the opinion from the Supreme Court will give direction and determine what happens next considering a lacuna in the law on what is currently facing Nairobi.