It’s not a sick joke. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has confirmed nominating his arch-rival lawyer Miguna Miguna as his deputy governor.
In an interview with a local television station, Governor Sonko confirmed he did not consult Miguna before nominating him, but hinted that he is eager to convince him to take up the job.
He also swatted away criticism from his Jubilee party on his choice, arguing that he broke no law.
Sonko said Nairobi Ward Reps can now either approve or disapprove the nominee, and should they reject Miguna, he will submit another nominee.
The governor however praised his warm relations with Nairobi Jubilee MCAs and expressed confidence that they will approve his nominee.
He appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to ‘intervene’ and endorse the nomination of Dr Miguna.
“I am appealing to President Uhuru Kenyatta to forgive Miguna,” said Sonko.
“I also forgave him after he called me all sorts of names during the campaigns. All we have been seeing (in relation to Miguna’s deportations) are just side shows that can be worked out. I nominated him because it is my humble constitutional duty and I believe he is the man to drain these cartels that are bothering me.”
Sonko also insisted that his current political challenges are part of a plot to impeach him.
He claimed the impeachment ploy is because he refused to nominate a “favoured person from Kirinyaga” as his deputy some time back.
“I don’t fear any impeachment motion against me and in any case I have done nothing wrong.”
“I have never stolen any property and no one is investigating me for any crime. I am also eager to see on what basis that motion would be prepared.”