Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko suffered yet another blow on Friday after the appellate court in Nairobi dismissed his appeal of the High Court decision okaying his removal from office in December 2020.
The decision by Justices Wanjiru Karanja, Jamila Mohammed and Jessie Lessit cleared the way for Anne Kananu’s ascension to the governorship, with the three judges saying nothing could stop the assumption to an office which is subject to litigation noting that in cases where a county official wins an impeachment petition, payment of damages would suffice.
Sonko had tested the High Court choice by Justices Said Chitembwe, Wilfrida Okwany and Weldon Korir on June 24 to maintain the choice by both the Nairobi County Assembly and Senate to impugn him, on grounds that his expulsion from office completely followed the established and legal necessities.
Sonko had dispatched the Constitutional Petition testing the reprimand cycle in Constitutional Petition No. E425 of 2020 along with another appeal No. E014 of 2021 by legal counselor Okiya Omtatah before the two petitions were combined and heard together.
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