Supreme Court upholds Sonko’s impeachment


The Supreme Court on Friday upheld decisions by the High Court and Court of Appeal, affirming former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s impeachment.

In the ruling, the apex court agreed with the decisions of the lower courts upholding his removal from office by the Senate.

The seven – judge bench led by Chief Justice Martha Koome said they dismissed Sonko’s appeal for lack of jurisdiction.

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The Supreme Court heard the appeal where parties argued their cases with Sonko insisting his impeachment did not meet the threshold set under the Constitution.

The appeal was heard on the day Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) cleared him to run for Mombasa Governor’s seat in the August polls.

On December 3, 2020, Sonko was impeached by 88 Nairobi Members of the County Assembly.

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