Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Mombasa court dismisses Sonko’s case against Chebukati

The Mombasa High Court on Friday dismissed a case filed by former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko seeking to have IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati held in contempt for failing to clear him for the elections.

This is after the court established that the Supreme Court had declared him unfit to hold any public office.

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“MSA High Court today dismissed Sonko‚Äôs bid to have IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati held in contempt of court for failing to clear him to vie for Governor post. Judges noted that Supreme Court found Sonko constitutionally unfit to ever hold any public office.” Said EACC

The former Nairobi Governor has been in and out of court seeking to be cleared by the commission after he failed to produce original degree certificates as required by law for any candidate seeking the governor’s position.

It was also ruled that his impeachment complied with the law further denting his hopes to succeed outgoing Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho come 9th August 2022.

Not certified by the verdict, Sonko lodged a complaint with the East Africa Court of Justice claiming that he has no career outside politics thus the ruling by the court was not right.

His party Wiper has already settled for Kisauni MP Ali Mboga as his replacement after the Dispute Tribunal gave Wiper 72 hours to table his replacement for the Mombasa seat.

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Berryl Achieng
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