The crisis that Governor Sonko is brewing in Nairobi for not appointing his deputy | PERSPECTIVE

Since January 13, 2018, Nairobi has been without a deputy governor after Polycarp Igathe resigned just four months after being sworn into office, marking Kenya’s shortest political marriage.

The Supreme Court of Kenya later advised Governors Mike Sonko and Mutahi Kahiga to nominate their deputies, something the latter already did.

In January 2019, Sonko was expected to name his deputy governor pick, telling the press while in Kilifi that he had a name already.

However, The Jubilee governor insisted that in the spirit of President Uhuru-Raila handshake, he had to consider a deputy from the NASA side too, therefore postponing the much-awaited nominee for further consultation.

The deputy governor position cannot be filled through an election. The deputy assumes office through nomination by the governor.

Nairobians are still in limbo.

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