BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH OCT 2021-The Supreme Court has temporarily stopped the Nairobi City County from swearing-in Ann Kananu as the next Nairobi Governor.
Supreme court Judge Mohammed Ibrahim certified the application filed by former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko as urgent.
He said the order stopping the county’s Assumption of the Office, governor Committee and Nairobi City county from swearing-in Kananu shall be in force for the next 14 days.
Just last week, the Court of Appeal declined to stop Kananu’s swearing-in.
Appeal judges Wanjiru Karanja, Jama Mohamed, and Jessie Lessit dismissed Sonko’s application on grounds that the issue of swearing in Kananu was not raised in the High Court matter challenging his impeachment.
Aggrieved, Sonko moved to the Supreme Court which has now issued the existing order.
“There is only one possible scenario that could emerge if the orders sought are not granted. I will lose forever my opportunity to complete my constitutional gubernatorial term if my appeal succeeds,” says Sonko.
Sonko in his court documents before the Apex court maintains that the appointment of Kananu as Nairobi County DG was unlawful and she cannot therefore awfully assume the office of Nairobi Governor.