The Senate has announced that it will on Wednesday have a special sitting to deliberate on Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s impeachment by the county assembly.

Speaking on Sunday, Senate Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kangata noted that adequate signatures had been collected for the sitting to be convened.

He assured Nairobians that Governor Sonko will get a free and fair hearing.

On his part, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka noted that following the impeachment and having received the required number of signatures, he has no other option than to convene the sitting.

“On Wednesday, we have a special sitting. We had gone on recess, but because Nairobi MCAs have impeached their governor, they are now coming to me and on Wednesday the senators will decide. I am just a referee,” he said as quoted by a local publication.

Meanwhile, a section of senators have been embroiled in an exchange online, over Sonko’s impeachment motion.

According to Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkome, some legislators will vote in a particular way depending on what their party leaders want.

“Gov. Sonko impeachment mirrors Waititu’s. It is state sponsored. 2/3 threshold not achieved. Fraudulent figures announced. Impeachment is procured by force. Luckily Sonko has documented evidence well but don’t rely on Senate Orengo and Mutula with a call from above can do anything,” he tweeted.

Reacting to the tweet, Makueni Sentor Mutula Kilonzo termed Murkomen a ‘siren’.

“Mutula and Orengo again. You have become a siren,” Mutula tweeted.

Meanwhile, Sonko insists that the process was unfair as the motion was not approved by the requisite number of members.

According to Sonko, he had 57 Members of County Assembly with him at the Coast, and therefore, there is no way they would have voted for the motion.

Meanwhile, Sonko is expected to move to court to challenge the impeachment.