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Mutua speaks after State takes over key functions from Sonko

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 12:33 | By

Machakos governor Alfred Mutua has said the embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko orchestrated his downfall for failing to appoint a Deputy Governor. 

Mutua welcomed the move by National Government take over the City County key functions.

Mutua said the move by State House to take over key functions of Nairobi county does not threaten devolution.

"Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko had brought it on himself. The move was necessitated by flaws and the failure by Nairobi to run as a strong county, considering that it is the capital of the country," said Mutua.

He spoke at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) after presenting Chap Chap party recommendation to Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) secretariat.

He cited the failure by the governor to appoint a deputy following the resignation of Polycarp Igathe in January 2018.

"If Sonko had a deputy, that would be the person running the show when he is out," he said. 

The appointment of Ms Anne Mwenda early this month has been halted by the courts.

Mutua said Sonko had voluntarily agreed to the deal. 

"Sonko himself asked for help. He went to State House on his own, and when I saw him during the signing ceremony, he didn't seem like a man forced to sign anything," said Mutua.

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