The Kenyan senate has voted out Nairobi City County Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.Sonko’s impeachment was confirmed by the senate with a vote of 27/16!
Sonko lost his seat on Thursday night after majority of the senators voted to uphold all the four charges levelled against him by city MCAs.
Some 27 legislators voted in favour of each of the charges thus surpassing the Constitutional threshold of 24 votes needed to remove the governor from office.
Sixteen senators voted to oppose each of the charges with two lawmakers – Mutula Kilonzo Jr (Makueni) and Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi) – opting to abstain from the vote.
Sonko’s impeachment implies that Nairobi assembly speaker Benson Mutura will assume the office of the governor in an acting capacity, pending a by-election in 60 days.
Sonko has been running the county government with a deputy after Polycarp Igathe resigns in January 2018.
Impeachment of Mike Sonko already gazetted ,printed and published by government printer