Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. Senators have accused Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko of undermining devolution by running a government not properly constituted in law. The lawmakers took issue with absence of a deputy governor and less County Executive Committee (CEC) members and faulted Sonko for turning the City County government in to a ‘one man show’ affair.Contributing to a personal statement by Senator Johnstone Sakaja (Nairobi), the lawmakers said the governor should be called to order for running his administration without a deputy for the last 15 months since the resignation of Polycarp Igathe.They also criticised the governor for only working with five CECs as opposed to the ten envisaged in the law.
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The Nairobi County Assembly has no substantive Speaker after last year’s impeachment of Beatrice Elachi.“It was inconceivable that Nairobi City County has a vacuum in the office of the deputy governor until the next elections are held,” Mr Sakaja said.Senators led by Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo/Marakwet) backed Sakaja’s statement, insisting Sonko be summoned by the House to shed light why he has breached the law.“It will be disastrous to have other 46 county governments to cope up with the bad manners exhibited by Governor Mike Sonko,” he said.Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei challenged Jubilee Party to intervene and ensure that Nairobi gets a deputy governor.