Ward Rep says county boss is a victim of City Hall cartels
The impeachment motion against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was instigated by MCAs who were angered by the latter’s tough stance on corruption in the county government.
Nominated MCA Silvia Kihoro Museiya, who was Sonko’s first witness, claimed most of the MCAs who were listed to have voted, were indeed away and never participated in the impeachment motion.
“The governor is a victim of intimidation by cartels at the County assembly. They have vowed to go to any length to punish him for refusing to play ball,” said the MCA.
“The impeachment motion was not on merit and the Senate should dismiss it forthwith,” Museiya said.
She said the motion had nothing to do with national interests but was intended to serve the selfish whims of some MCAs, who were out to use their positions to enrich themselves at the expense of the taxpayer.
“They say it is either their way or you get out of the way. We have been victims of their abuse of office.
The governor is becoming a victim because he does not do as they,” claimed the MCA.
She further claimed that she was among the MCAs whose accounts were hacked to have the threshold met to impeach the governor.
“I can confirm before this honorable House that we did not meet the two-thirds threshold as required in law to impeach the governor,” Museiya said.
Asked why she and 57 other MCAs travelled to Kwale at a time the motion was to take place, Museiya said they felt intimidated and since they were supporting the governor, they found it prudent to stay away.
A former police officer Emmanuel Kenga, now a document examiner, claimed that five out of the 88 signatures and names that allegedly signed Sonko’s removal were written by the same person.
“After examining the signatures, in my opinion, entries 3, 4, 9, 69 and 85 were done by the same writer,” said Kenga.
Asked how he concluded that the names and signatures were authored by the same person, yet he did not have a specimen to compare them against, Kenga said as an expert it was easy to tell.