Sonko to meet team over deputy position

Hillary Mageka @hillarymageka

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is today set to appear before a Senate committee to shed light on concerns raised over his management style and composition of the county government.

Sonko (pictured) is expected to appear before the Senate committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations after snubbing previous invitations.

He is expected to tell senators why Nairobi City County Executive had been operating without a deputy governor for the last 15 months in contravention of Article 19 (1) and (2) of the Constitution and state the steps he has put in place to address the matter.

Adhere to ruling

Sonko will also explain why the county government is irregularly constituted as it lacks the required number of county executives and will give measures put in place to correct the situation.

The governor will also clarify why he failed to adhere to the Supreme Court ruling which advised that governors should appoint fresh nominees within 14 days to replace their deputies who resign, die in office or are impeached. The concerns were raised by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.

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