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Nairobi Speaker confirms Sonko's letter on deputy governor nominee, it's Miguna

17 May 2018

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has vowed that Miguna Miguna will not become the Deputy Governor of Nairobi County despite his shock nomination by Governor Mike Sonko.

Nairobi County Deputy Communication Director Elkana Jacob shared the letter on his Facebook account but it was greeted with doubt with many City Hall sources reluctant to confirm its details.

Miguna who ran for the city's top seat in last year's general election is fierce critic of Governor Sonko.

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Speaking exclusively to Standard Digital, a lawyer close to Governor Sonko has dismissed the letter saying the signature is fake.

Governor Mike Sonko. He has nominated Miguna Miguna for the position of Deputy Governor.

"I would tell Miguna to first clear his issues with the Kenyan gov't. He is Canadian", said Speaker Elachi.

Miguna, who was scheduled to return to Kenya on Wednesday, called off his flight at the last hour, blaming the authorities of refusing to issue him with a passport to facilitate his return.

The High Court had ordered the Immigration Department to facilitate his travel back into the country after it quashed a directive by Interior secretary Fred Matiang'i which declared him a prohibited immigrant.

Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga made a decision to use mother tongue to hammer home the message to Nairobi governor who comes from the same ethnic community as him.

"We accept that position, but don't forget that the same Tifa conducted a poll and said I will not be governor and today I'm standing here as the governor of Nairobi", he said. "Take that to the bank".

The deputy governor's position fell vacant after the surprise resignation of Polycarp Igathe earlier in 2018 afte his fallout with Sonko.

Nairobi Speaker confirms Sonko's letter on deputy governor nominee, it's Miguna