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Sakaja opposes Miguna’s candidature for Nairobi deputy governor

Nairobi county Governor Mike Sonko (right) and senator Johnson Sakaja at the Nairobi City County Assembly during the administration of oath by the MCAs. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO
Nairobi county Governor Mike Sonko (right) and senator Johnson Sakaja at the Nairobi City County Assembly during the administration of oath by the MCAs. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO
Self-declared NMR general Miguna Miguna has faced his first opposition in the race to replace Polycarp Igathe as Nairobi deputy Governor.

Self-declared NMR general Miguna Miguna has faced his first opposition in the race to replace Polycarp Igathe as Nairobi deputy Governor.

On Wednesday, a letter released on social media showed that Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko had tapped Mr Miguna as his deputy.

However, his office is yet to be officially confirm and Mr Miguna appears to be in the dark also.

The appointment was communicated by Mr Miguna’s lawyer Cliff Ombeta.

And on Thursday morning, Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi said she had received a name from Sonko but did not reveal who that person was.

“The governor has given us a nominee. We will follow the law. The Constitution is clear that a deputy governor needs to be a Kenyan citizen. I would tell Miguna to first clear his issues with the Kenyan government. He is Canadian. That procedure can take us three to four months,” said Speaker Elachi on Hot 96 FM.

A few hours later, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja opposed Mr Miguna’s candidature in a single tweet.

He did not explain how he will stop his clearance.

Mr Miguna is yet to return in the country following his passport debacle a month ago. He is still in Canada.

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KENFREY KIBERENGE

KENFREY KIBERENGE

Kenfrey Kiberenge is the news editor at Nairobi News. He has been a journalist since 2006. Previously, he worked with The Standard, Daily Metro and The People dailies in Kenya.
He is winner of the David Astor Journalism Award 2012. In 2012, he trained at The Independent and the Guardian/Observer newspapers in London and the Scotsman in Edinburgh, United Kingdom for a combined period of three months. Find him on Twitter



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