After being evasive on the subject for almost a year the committee finally summoned Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to explain why he did not heed the supreme court advisory that governors should nominate within 14 days when their deputies resign.
The Senate Committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations invitation comes after Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja raised concerns over the manner in which Sonko was running Nairobi affairs, which, he said, hampered service delivery.
“It is inconceivable that Nairobi City County has a vacuum in the office of the deputy governor until the next elections are held,” Mr. Sakaja said.
Sakaja had raised the issues through a personal statement and sought the Senate’s intervention.
During the Wednesday grilling session, Sonko read politics in the way Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja is pushing on issues related to his government. He asked him to get his facts right before questioning the affairs of City Hall.
“Sakaja is playing politics in the wrong way to become the next governor of Nairobi, I used to do the same against my predecessor Evans Kidero but the only difference is that I had facts at hand,” Sonko said.
Sakaja said that he has not declared interest in Sonko’s seat come 2022 and that he was only raising questions as mandated by the electorates.
Do agree with Sonko that Sakaja’s concern is political?