Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Mike Sonko ditches Azimio for Kenya Kwanza

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has ditched the Wiper party which is in the Azimio la Umoja Alliance for Kenya Kwanza under the stewardship of Deputy President William Ruto.

The news was confirmed by the Deputy President who welcomed the Mombasa gubernatorial seat aspirant to his team after shaking hands at his Karen office.

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“We welcome Mike Sonko to Kenya Kwanza, the winning team.” Said Ruto

Sonko’s bid for the Mombasa governor’s seat

Sonko who ditched the Jubilee party for the Wiper party ahead of the elections was barred by IEBC from vying for the Mombasa governor’s seat after the commission failed to get his original degree certificate as required by law.

Even after lodging the complaint with the Commission’s Dispute Resolution Committee, the former Nairobi Governor was still barred as Wiper was issued a 72-hour ultimatum to field in his replacement.

Sonko moved to the High Court which ordered the IEBC to ensure his name is on the ballot papers ahead of the elections. His victory last for a day as the Supreme Court ruled in favour of his impeachment as the Nairobi Governor barring him from further contesting in any public office.

Undeterred by the outcome, Sonko moved to the East Africa Court of Justice crying foul over the ruling claiming that he has no career outside politics.

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Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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