Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has written to Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka requesting for a special sitting to discuss the state of Nairobi as embattled governor Sonko faces charges.
This move by Sakaja was after Anti-Corruption Court Magistrate Douglas Ogoti barred Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko from accessing county offices until the graft case he is facing is determined.
The exceptional situation that has arisen affects Nairobi City County and indeed creates an unprecedented state of affairs that requires the urgent attention of the Senate during this period between two sessions,” read Sakaja’s request in part.
The Senate adjourned last week and will resume earlier next year, 2020.
Sonko was released on a Ksh15 million cash bail and a bond of Ksh30 million surety after he was arraigned at Milimani Law Courts over corruption allegations on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
On Tuesday, Sakaja blasted Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen and other leaders who went to defend Sonko.
” It is a complete conflict of interest. It is your right to have the lawyer of your choice and best legal advice but you cannot be a Senator who is supposed to defend your county and then defend a case on corruption,” he said.
What next for Nairobi county?