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It is Null And Void! DPP Haji Rejects Sonko’s Newly Nominated Deputy

by Musa Abdirahman

Embattled Governor Mike Sonko has today appointed Ms. Anne Kananu Mwenda as Nairobi Deputy Governor.

Until her nomination, Ms Mwenda was Chief Officer Disaster Management Nairobi County.


In a letter addressed to the Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly, Governor Sonko says that the move is in response to the Supreme Court’s advisory regarding the nomination of a Deputy Governor dated March 2018.


Sonko notes that there was a legal vacuum then, which has not been cured to this day, to provide for a clear framework for the replacement of a Deputy Governor.

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Almost a year ago (Jan 13 2019), the husband to Deputy Governor-designate Ann Kananu Mwenda, Mr. Philip Njiru Muthathai died in a road accident.

Mr Philip Njiru, Kananu’s late husband. Photo/Courtesy

However, DPP Noordin Haji has termed a decision by Sonko to nominate a deputy unacceptable.

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He on Monday said the governor was in violation of his bail terms hence his action was null and void.

” The court was clear on what Sonko cannot do. To purport to have power to name a deputy while his case is still on is a violation of the bail terms given to him. We will move to court,” warned Haji.

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