Nairobi stares at constitutional crisis over Sonko’s graft case

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at Milimani Law Courts on December 9, 2019, where he was indicted over graft. He has no deputy to take over from him if he steps aside. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The suspension can only take effect after an independent commission of inquiry has investigated allegations against the county government.
  • As its governor cools his heels in remand prison, the Nairobi County Assembly starts a long recess today until February next year.

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, who has gained notoriety in recent years for his flamboyance and love for gaudy jewellery, will spend two more nights at the Industrial Area Remand Prison in Nairobi as a city court decides whether or not to free him on bond pending his trial on corruption-related charges.

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