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Big Blow For Sonko As Court dashes His Hopes & Clears Kananu for city top job As Next Governor

It a blow to former Nairobi governor as court dashes off his hoped making the deputy governor Anne Kananu set to become the new county boss after the Court of Appeal cleared the last hurdle on her way making her the first female governor.

The decision made ended Sonko slim hopes of being reinstated after he was impeached by the County Assembly and the Senate in December last year.

The judges stated that they have found that the swearing in of the deputy governor as the substantive governor of Nairobi has no nexus with Sonko appeal against his impeachment and therefore find that his application to stop the swearing in has no merit and we hereby dismiss.

Besides judges added that Kananu swearing in would effectively end Sonko chances of getting back his office and the issue of her taking over as substantive governor was not one of the disputes before the High Court to warrant their intervention.

In conclusion Sonko is still free to pursue his appeal against the impeachment without interfering with Kananu swearing in to take up the county leadership and that the court still has powers to compensate him should it find the impeachment was illegal.


The judges found that Sonko’s appeal was against the High Court decision which dismissed his application challenging his impeachment and had nothing to do with Kananu being sworn in.

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