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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2018-The announcement by Nairobi governor Mike Sonko that he had nominated Lawyer Miguna Miguna for his deputy position continues to elicit mixed reactions across political and social circles. Majority Leader Aden Duale now says Governor Sonko should drop Miguna Miguna as Deputy Governor nominee.
The vocal law maker said on Thursday that President Uhuru Kenyatta should be consulted on who should become the city’s DG.
Uhuru is the leader of Jubilee Party in which Sonko is a member. Miguna vied for Nairobi Governor as an independent candidate and later declared himself the General of the National Resistance Movement, which was under the Opposition’s National Super Alliance.
Speaking to a local media house via phone Duale said such a decision was huge to be made by a single person.”Miguna’s name should be dropped and Uhuru consulted on who the Jubilee choice for DG is,” Duale said .
“Miguna is not a member of the party thus he is not qualified under the Political Parties Act and the timelines given in it.”
Duale further noted that there are a number of unanswered questions regarding Miguna’s citizenship and his eligibility to run for any office, so he would be disqualified under the IEBC Act.
“The Nairobi Deputy Governor must be somebody whom the party, through its leadership. has discussed and agreed upon. Miguna is not the choice of Jubilee, bearing in mind that as a party we see serious issues of integrity around him.”
He further added that: “What we are asking Sonko is to humbly drop that name and consult the President, who is the party leader.”
He said Sonko might be having issues with the Office of the President but that this does not mean he is at crossroads with Uhuru.
“They flew together to Solai yesterday. If they were not in good terms they would not have flown in the same chopper.”
Sonko made the announcement on Wednesday evening in a letter to Speaker Beatrice Elachi.