Embattled lawyer Miguna Miguna had warned Kenyans and Nairobi residents in particular of the current mess they are currently experiencing in Nairobi County over three years ago.
As it stands, Nairobi has no acting governor as Governor Mike Sonko is barred by the court from accessing his office yet the devolved unit lacks a deputy governor.
Residents on a daily have been complaining of bad roads as well as rampant corruption cases in the county have been reported alongside cartels that seem to never fade away even with Sonko’s administration.
During a gubernatorial debate held on July 3, 2017, the former Nairobi Governor aspirant, Miguna, insisted that the county needed a visionary and a leader of integrity.
On the live debate that was being moderated by Joe Ageyo, a journalist working for Citizen TV currently, Miguna went ahead and bashed Sonko as part of a cartel that was causing Nairobi nightmares then.
“My friend Sonko has been looting land in Nairobi he has a criminal record from Mombasa where he was jailed because of fraud, forgery and drug dealing then he ran away from jail so he is a cartel because he has a criminal record.”
This came to pass as Sonko was presented before a court on December 2019, accused of irregularly awarding tenders to his close aides, forging documents and misappropriating county funds.
Ordering his arrest, director of public prosecutions Noordin Haji said he had enough evidence to prosecute Mr Sonko, and other officials, for money laundering and unlawful acquisition of public property.
The same month, Sonko was expected to appear at the court where he was to be charged with assault after he resisted arrest from police officers in Voi on December 6.
The governor had been accused of ‘kicking’ Coast Regional Commander Rashid Yakubu on the thigh during his arrest at Ikanga airstrip.
Miguna on the debate also warned Kenyans and bashed the former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero of being a corrupt individual who was not fit for Nairobi.
On July 2019, Kidero appeared before a court to face Ksh. 223 million corruption case following the ruling by Corruption Court Magistrate Douglas Ogoti.