Will BEATRICE ELACHI become the Nairobi Governor when SONKO is arrested over Sh 20 million graft this weekend? Nairobi MCAs reveal what will happen


Tuesday September 10, 2019 - Nairobi County Assembly has rubbished claims that the County will plunge into a constitutional crisis if Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, is arrested over graft.

Sonko is facing a Sh 20 million corruption case and may be incarcerated anytime by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives.

Addressing a Press Conference over the impeding arrest of the city boss, Majority Leader, Abdi Hassan Guyo, said there is no power vacuum in City Hall and the Governor is still in office.

"Governor Sonko is in office and everything is in order.”

“He has not been charged nor should people pre-empt that he will charged as it has been reported in the media,” Guyo said.

Guyo also refuted claims that embattled Speaker Beatrice Elachi will take over the Office of the Governor in a scenario where Sonko will be forced to step aside.

"Elachi was impeached by the assembly of Nairobi and she is no longer our speaker and therefore she cannot take over.”

“I don’t know what narrative is being interpreted outside and which Constitution is being used,”

"The Kenya constitution is very clear under Article 182 on when the Office of the Governor is vacant and so far none of the reasons has been met," he said.

The Kenyan DAILY POST

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