Nairobi governor Mike Sonko arrested

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH NOV,2020-Nairobi Governor  has been arrested.

The governor was arrested  at Office Park, Nairobi, during a meeting with MCAs; he is facing impeachment by the Nairobi County Assembly.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was briefly detained on Monday as police fired teargas to disrupt a meeting with members of the county assembly

The meeting is said to have been taking place at the home of a city tycoon in Riverside.

It was not immediately clear what the agenda of the meeting was or why police disrupted it.

The embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is exploring all options to block his planned impeachment.

In a letter dated November 27 that was addressed to the Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly, Sonko cited an existing order barring his removal from office.

The county assembly speaker however insists that the court order will not have any impact on the current process since the mover of the motion and the grounds listed are different.

Governor Sonko’s legal team remains adamant that new motion is inadmissible since it breached the directions of the court and amounted to subjudice.

The Nairobi County boss is expected to appear before the county assembly next week to defend himself against the accusations leveled against him.

Thereafter, county assembly members will vote to approve or reject the motion pushing for his ouster.

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