Monday December 9, 2019 - The Council of Governors (CoG) has raised concerns over the recent arrest of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
The County bosses now want to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta to address the matter with immediate effect.
Led by CoG chairperson, Wycliffe Oparanya, the Governors want to talk about the potential crisis in Nairobi after Sonko's arrest.
They said the County could be thrown into a crisis because it lacks a Deputy Governor.
“Following the arrest and detention of H.E. Mike Mbuvi Sonko, the Council of Governors is monitoring and consulting widely on the unfolding situation,” said a statement from the CoG.
“We are however aware of the uniqueness of the County Government and therefore we shall reach out to H.E the President to convene an emergency Summit to address the evolving situation,” he added.
Sonko was arrested on Friday on his way to Mombasa following a directive from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji.
Haji said that he has enough evidence against Sonko and his accomplices.
Sonko is accused of embezzling Sh358 million from the County Government of Nairobi alongside other Government officials.
However, Sonko has maintained that his arrest and the impending arraignment was political.
The Kenyan DAILY POST