Elachi rejects Sonko's deputy nominee, Miguna Miguna
SEE ALSO :Here are the top trending topics in 2018These include clearance such as good conduct certificate from the Criminal Investigation Department, clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board, compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority and clearance from Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission. “I therefore wish to direct that pursuant to provisions of standing order number one, the name of the nominee for the position of the Deputy Governor for Nairobi City County be referred back to the appointing authority for further validation,” added Elachi. Speaking to The standard, Elachi had earlier on explained that the county assembly could not vet lawyer Miguna Miguna following his appointment to the position of Deputy Governor because they could not access his documents. This is a major legal hurdle for the county assembly as Miguna should have been vetted within 14 days after his appointment by Governor Sonko. Elachi had also revealed that the House was stuck in the first process of trying to access Miguna’s documents, which include academic certificates, professional training and experience, integrity and background information in line with the Appointments Act.
SEE ALSO :Miguna Miguna a Kenyan, court rulesSome MCA’s from the NASA wing such as the Minority Chief Whip, Peter Imwatok and Embakasi Ward Rep, Michael Ogada had however supported Miguna’s nomination saying they would approve him should his name make it to the floor of the house. This was however on condition that the Jubilee Government cleared all hurdles facing Miguna and allowed him back into the country. Sonko forwarded Miguna’s name on May 18 for vetting and approval by the county assembly. In the letter Sonko said that Miguna met all requirements provided for in the Constitution, the Leadership and Integrity Act, the County Government Act and the Elections Act to deputize him. “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’s nomination letter read.