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Impeach me, but I’m in no rush to nominate deputy governor – Sonko

By COLLINS OMULO September 11th, 2018 1 min read

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko says he will not be nominating anyone as his deputy soon while also vowing to continue operating from his Mua Hills home in Machakos County.

Governor Sonko said he respects the views of Nairobi ward representatives but added that he would not be intimidated or blackmailed by threats of impeachment.

“I have fought many battles to be where I am. I will not appoint a deputy governor within the 14 days as some are demanding,” Mr Sonko said on Monday.

He said he would not be moving to his office at City Hall in the near future, adding that there are problems with the place.

“I have reasons for not operating from that office. If there are bills to be signed into law I will so either from the office of the speaker, leader of majority or minority leader,” the governor said.

He said he must consult widely before appointing anyone as deputy governor.

“I have to talk to my party leadership and even others like (Orange Democratic Movement leader) Raila Odinga in the spirit of the handshake,” he said.

The governor added that impeaching him would not be easy.

“My case will go to the Senate, then the High Court like what Embu Governor Martin Wambora did. It may end in 2023,” he said.