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What Miguna said when Sonko promised him a job

Tony Mutiva
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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has shocked the country by appointing a controversial lawyer currently 'an enemy' of the government. [Photo:]

The appointment of lawyer Miguna Miguna as Nairobi County Deputy Governor has banged the political doors. 

But most interesting is the existing ties between Governor Mike Sonko and his new appointee. We take you back for a keen look on how the two have referred to each other before, during and after the August 8 poll last year.

A fierce Miguna Miguna unsuccessfully vied against Mike Sonko as an independent candidate. In the race, was also former governor Evans Kidero (ODM) and Peter Kenneth (Independent) who had initially failed to secure a ticket on Jubilee Party. 

Before the polls, Miguna had called the shots; branding himself as the only blameless candidate who had no stains of graft unlike, as he argued, his rivals. 

For Sonko, the controversial lawyer branded him an illiterate person who could not be trusted to stay at the helm of the city. At one point Sonko said he would give Miguna a job if he clinched the gubernatorial seat. However, the suggestion was shut down vehemently by the controversial lawyer. 

"Despite Miguna constantly abusing and defaming me, I will appoint him in government should I win in 2017," Mike Sonko said in May 2016.

Miguna, in a quick response, said: "My brother Mike Sonko, I cannot serve under or with a member of the cartel, thief or drug lord. Do you understand?"

Fast forward to 2018, the script has metamorphosed; a troubled Miguna Miguna could be the next city deputy boss.  

His Lawyer Cliff Ombeta has received the nomination with joy. Nelson Havi, a city lawyer who has been at the centre of Miguna's woes with the government over illegal documentation as a dual citizen too agreed it was time Miguna accepted the new appointment. 

"That is upon him (Miguna) to decide but I think he better accept the job. I would tell him to come back home fast, he would even be given a diplomatic passport to travel with," lawyer Havi told Citizen TV's Jeff Koinange Live on Wednesday.

The appointment was largely coincidental since it is the same the day it was made public, that Miguna postponed his second coming back to Kenya to a later date.

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