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‘Miguna will not become the Deputy Governor of Nairobi, take that to the bank’ – Sakaja
By Robert Abong'o | Updated May 17, 2018 at 12:25 EAT
Johson Sakaja and Miguna Miguna [COURTESY]

Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja says Miguna Miguna will not be Deputy Governor

Mike Sonko is said to have nominated the NRM general and forwarded the name to the County Assembly Speaker 

Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja does not believe self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) General Miguna Miguna will become the Deputy Governor of Nairobi County.

Through his Twitter, Sakaja expressed disbelief about Miguna’s nomination and seemed pretty sure the lawyer won’t have the job.

“Miguna will not become the Deputy Governor of Nairobi. Take that to the bank,” posted Sakaja

Miguna will not become the Deputy Governor of Nairobi. Take that to the bank.— Sakaja Johnson (@SakajaJohnson) May 17, 2018

The self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) general cancelled his planned return to Kenya on May 16, blaming the Immigration Department for not issuing him with a valid Kenyan passport.

“In view of the refusal by the Department of Immigration to issue me with a valid Kenyan passport and facilitate my unconditional re-entry into Kenya as ordered by the High Court and formally requested by the Kenya National Commission for Human Rights on my behalf, and on advice from legal counsel, I have instructed my advocates to immediately bring to the attention of the court the continued willful contempt of its orders. I was determined to arrive home on schedule, however, just before my departure, I reluctantly canceled my flight to Nairobi and postponed my next arrival date,” wrote Miguna on social media.

Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi confirmed she received Governor Mike Sonko’s Deputy Governor nominee. Speaking at a local radio station this morning, Elachi said that they will follow the law in vetting the next Nairobi Deputy Governor. She also said that the Deputy Governor needs to be a Kenyan citizen.

“I would tell Miguna to first clear his issues with the Kenyan gov’t. He is Canadian. That procedure can take us 3-4 months,” said Elachi.

Speaking via phone on Citizen Tv’s JKLive, lawyer Nelson Havi was asked if Miguna Should accept Sonko’s nomination, he replied: “That is upon him to decide but I think he better accept the job From lawyer to lawyer- I would tell him to comeback home fast- he would even be given a diplomatic passport to travel with.” He even congratulated Miguna for the appointment.

A photo of lawyer Cliff Ombeta holding the appointment letter has also surfaced on social media

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