Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko now says he is ready to mediate between members of the county assembly and their speaker Beatrice Elachi who they recently voted out. Sonko has at the same time refuted claims that he is behind the ouster of Elachi saying he has been working well with the ousted county speaker. He has however called for restraint and respect of law for both parties involved.
The Nairobi governor has once again told off members of county assembly over their ultimatum to name his deputy in the next 14 days. Sonko said he has to consult widely to reach an appropriate decision.
Sonko has been without a deputy following the resignation of Polycarp Igathe on January 31. In May, he picked controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna who is in Canada after his deportation. Miguna was deported twice when he failed to comply with the government’s demands to settle his dispute over his citizenship.
Recently Sonko said he is considering four women to fill the post awaiting the recommendation from Jubilee Party. They are Jane Weru, Caren Nyamu, Bishop Margret Wanjiru and Agnes Kagure