Editor's Review

  • Sonko is expected to defend himself before the assembly.
  • The governor is accused of gross misconduct and corruption. 

A section of Nairobi County MCAs have claimed that their lives are in danger after tabling the impeaching motion against Governor Mike Sonko. 

According to Minority Whip Peter Imwatok, MCAs have received life-threatening messages aimed at their lives.

The notice of impeachment motion against Governor Sonko was tabled on Thursday in the assembly.

Addressing the media, Imwatok claimed many MCAs feared for their lives after a message was passed that five of them are being targeted.

"This morning, there was a message being given outside the county assembly that by the end of next week before the delivery of this motion, five MCAs will have met their father in heaven," he said.

"Our members are scared to the bone, and that is why many cannot even attempt to join us while we address the media because they don't want to be seen."

During the motion's tabling, there was a heavy police presence at the County Assembly to prevent any form of chaos from Sonko supporters. 

Imwatok of Makongeni ward called upon Inspector of Police Hilary Mutyambai to take up the matter and provide security during this period.

"We (MCAs) want the IG and other security agencies to take this matter very seriously. The lives of MCAs matter regardless of which house business they choose to undertake," he said.

Sonko is facing impeachment on the grounds of corruption and gross misconduct. He is expected to defend himself before the MCAs next week. 

It is alleged that President Uhuru Kenyatta pushed for the impeachment over what was termed as Sonko disrespect and lack of cooperation with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.