Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Mike Sonko appoints Miguna Miguna deputy governor

Mike Sonko appoints Miguna Miguna deputy governor

"I hereby forward my nominee, lawyer Miguna Miguna to undergo full vetting process and approval by the County Assembly for the position of Deputy Governor", Sonko said in his letter to Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi.

The committee co-chaired by Tourism Cabinet secretary Najib Balala and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said the first 30 days of the initiative, which expired yesterday, has borne fruit with a lot happening behind the scenes.

The deputy's post in Nairobi County fell vacant following the resignation of Polycarp Igathe on January 12, citing frustrations after failing to earn trust of his boss in the management of the county affairs.

Commenting on the poll's results, Mr. Sonko dismissed the findings stating that the research firm had previously released findings indicating that it would be unlikely for him to be Nairobi's Governor.

The lawyer, however, did not wish to be named.

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Miguna postponed his return date saying the Immigration Department was yet to furnish him with a valid Kenyan passport as directed by the Court.

On Twitter on Thursday, Sakaja wrote: "Miguna will not become the Deputy Governor of Nairobi".

Igathe who had served as the Managing Director of Vivo Energy prior to joining politics in May a year ago, is now set to join Equity Bank as the Chief Commercial Officer, alongside Christine Brown, the new company secretary.

In a letter that went viral last evening and confirmed by Miguna Miguna's lawyer Cliff Ombeta, Sonko nominated the combative lawyer to the surprise of many.

"The Constitution is clear that a deputy governor needs to be a Kenyan citizen".

In recent weeks, activists and County Assembly Members allied to the Opposition have been exerting pressure on Sonko to nominate a deputy.

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