Following the impeachment of Nairobi governor Mike Sonko, several allies have come out to claim that the move was already pre-determined by the government.
According to the allies, who are mostly drawn from the Tanga Tanga faction, the time taken by the government to formalize the impeachment was suspicious.
Just minutes after the Senate impeached Sonko, a gazette notice was published, making the ouster official.
However, led by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba, the leaders claim that the gazette notice's speed shows it was a state-sponsored impeachment.
"The "efficiency of the Government Printer and Speaker Lusaka on matters impeachment is unparalleled," said" Murkomen in reaction to the gazette notice.
On the other hand, Nakuru senator Susan Kihika likened the quick gazette notice to former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu's impeachment.
"If there was ever any doubt that Sonko’s impeachment like Waititu’s was state-sponsored, see how quickly they published the Gazette Notice, within minutes of his impeachment, crooks! We put up a fight but fell short, we live to fight another day, I have no doubt a time is coming!," said Kihika.
On Thursday evening, Sonko was impeached by the Senate with a majority vote.
The Senate upheld the decision by the Nairobi County Assembly that saw 88 MCAs out of 122 in favor of the ouster motion.