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I shall present another qualified candidate, Sonko

Reuben Simiyu
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Governor Mike Sonko’s nomination of Miguna Miguna was overwhelmingly rejected in Nairobi county assembly. [Photo/Nation]

Following Nairobi county assembly’s rejection of Mike Sonko’s nomination of Miguna Miguna to be his deputy, the governor has come out and said he will present another candidate.

The controversial move to nominate the embattled lawyer had come under immense scrutiny with various top leaders in the country ridiculing Sonko for it.

The governor even openly differed with various top leaders including Nairobi senator Johnston Sakaja.

Sakaja had vowed that Miguna will not become the deputy governor no matter what happens.

In return, Sonko hit back saying the youthful senator has no moral authority to lecture him on matters politics.

Sonko has however come out to acknowledge the rejection saying he will go back to the drawing board to come up with another suitable name.

“I shall present another qualified nominee to the county assembly after due consultations to ensure Nairobi gets a befitting Deputy Governor to support in service delivery,” said the governor.

He said he respects the decision after the MCAs overwhelmingly rejected Miguna’s nomination when it was presented in the county sitting.

"I am committed to respect the decisions of the Nairobi County Assembly without reservations because they represent the sovereignty and infallible will of the great people of Nairobi County,” said Sonko.

It remains to be seen what the next name will be as the governor struggles to find a fitting deputy to help in the running of the country’s biggest and busiest city and revenue hub.

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