Court certifies suit seeking to kick out Sonko urgent
The High Court has certified as urgent a case seeking to kick out Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko from office.
Lady Justice Wilfrida Okwany said the petition filed by lawyer Boniface Nyamu raises weighty constitutional issues, which need to be determined.
Justice Okwany directed Mr Nyamu to serve the suit papers on Mr Sonko within 14 days.
“I have carefully perused the petition and the certificate of urgency filed by Mr Nyamu and find that it raises serious constitutional issues which need to be heard and determined,” she ruled and said Mr Sonko needs to be given time to respond to the issues and directed him to do so within 21 days upon receipt of the suit papers.
In his petition, Mr Nyamu has cited the recent ban on matatus from the central business district as one of the grounds for Sonko’s removal.
He also accused the governor of verbally assaulting an MCA, recording private calls and failing to pick a deputy governor.
“When we were electing the governor, we elected him alongside his deputy governor in consideration that they would complement each other in terms of politics and development but immediately the respondent was sworn in, he started frustrating his deputy until the deputy governor resigned,” argues the lawyer.