opposition MCAs vow: We will go on with Sonko’s impeachment motion

A section of Senators and members of the Nairobi County Assembly are accusing Sonko of staging theatrics to gain political mileage even in matters he should have handled as governor a long time ago.

Governor Sonko has over the past one year, sacked and suspended his county executives and officials in what critics describe as unsettling of county operations.

Opposition MCAs in Nairobi have vowed to go on with Governor Mike Sonko’s impeachment motion once the assembly resumes on Tuesday next week.

The MCAs are citing the ongoing Pumwani saga over the 11 dead babies as enough evidence of Sonko’s failure to effectively run the city.

Nairobi MCAs stormed city hall to eject speaker Beatrice Elachi

Led by minority Chief Whip Peter Imwatok and Kilimani ward MCA Moses Ogeto, the leaders have warned that the county will collapse into shambles if Sonko is allowed to continue micromanaging activities at City Hall.

On the Pumwani children saga, Mr Imwatok asked Governor Sonko to come clear on how he got the information of the dead bodies and how there was an extra baby after the hospital management  said it can only account for 10 babies and not 11.

Governor Sonko on Monday made an impromptu visit to the facility where he found 11 dead babies wrapped in plastic bags and stuffed in boxes.

After the damning revelation, Sonko suspended top officials at the hospital and called for investigations over same.

The MCAs have however condemned the Governor, saying that it is wrong for him to punish junior officers for  his own failures.

You cannot create theatrics to expose your own failures and then try to blame other people.It is about time we put an end to all these,” lmwatok said.

The Governor yesterday suspended County  Secretary Peter Kariuki, Devolution CEC who was also the Acting Health CEC Vesca Kangongo, Chief Officer Health Services Mahat Jimale and County Attorney Lydia Kwamboka for alleged insubordination.

The Nasa MCAs have also castigated the same and have further warned the Governor to stop intimidating his CECs.

You cannot be suspending and sacking people left, right and centre without and valid reason.Sonko must allow his officers to work without him interfering,”

Imwatok added.

They have cited lack of active legal department, lack of procurement officers in the procurement department and the Deputy Governor post as a major concern now.

Both Jubilee and NASA MCAs had given the city boss 14 days to appoint a Deputy Governor failure to which they would gang up and impeach him.

Members of Nairobi County Assembly march outside the assembly

The 14 day ultimatum ends on Tuesday and according to Mr Ogeto,nothing will stop the MCAs from moving the motion.

We cannot allow him to go with his theatrics and nothing will stop us this time around,” Ogeto said.

The MCAs are resuming normal assembly sittings  on Tuesday next week after a month long recess.

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