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Sonko sued over Miguna's appointment

Okuyo Paul
Lawyer Miguna Miguna.[Photo/Nation]

A voter has moved to court to stop the Nairobi County Assembly from vetting lawyer Miguna Miguna.

Miguna is governor Mike Sonko's nominee for the position of the deputy governor of Nairobi. 

The petition filed by one John Waigi Migwi on Wednesday, May 23, also challenged the nomination of Miguna as Governor Mike Sonko's deputy. 

He argued that Miguna was not a Kenyan citizen and that he was a member of a criminal gang and therefore was not qualified to be the new deputy governor of Nairobi. 

“The said nominee is a member of a prescribed group known as National Resistance Movement (NRM) which is an illegal movement," he said.

 The petitioner has argued that Miguna was not a member of the ruling Jubilee Party and that the barrister was a renowned critic of the Jubilee government. 

"He works closely with the main opposition parties in Kenya and spends most of his time antagonizing the policies of the Jubilee Party,” Migwi argued. 

He pleaded with the court to block the Nairobi County Assembly from vetting the nominee in view of the reasons cited in his petition. 

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