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Miguna highlights what should happen after Igathe's resignation

Odhiambo Oduor
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Lawyer Miguna Miguna. He has called for a by-election following the resignation of Nairobi deputy governor Polycarp Igathe. [Photo/mpasho.co.ke]

Former Nairobi governor aspirant Miguna Miguna has weighed in on the resignation of Nairobi county's deputy governor Polycarp Igathe and offered a way forward for the county.

According to Miguna, Nairobi county should be subjected to a by-election since both the governor and his deputy coexist and the withdrawal of one automatically leads to an election.

In fact, Miguna likened the resignation of Igathe to the death of deputy president which directly leads to a by-election.

"This is my legal opinion. If you disagree with it, publish yours. @IgathePolycarp's resignation is ANALOGOUS to the death of a deputy president. It leads DIRECTLY to a by-election. The Governor's office, like The Presidency is a DUALISM; without one, the other ceases to exist," reiterated Miguna.

In a Facebook post on Friday evening, Miguna further alluded that Igathe may be headed to the cabinet.

"There are speculations that @IgathePolycarp's resignation may be a prelude to a scheme to "dissolve the county of Nairobi" and create a ministry to "manage it." That cannot occur as it requires a constitutional amendment through a referendum. Igathe may be headed to the cabinet," added Miguna.

Igathe resigned as Mike Sonko's deputy governor on Friday citing that he had failed to earn the trust of his boss to administrate and manage the county as deputy governor.

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