Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was on Thursday impeached by 88 of the 122 Nairobi county Members of County Assembly.
The embattled governor has been fighting an already lost war with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) which already stripped him of key functions and powers.
Sonko continues to claim he was under the influence when he signed the transfer of deed at State House in the presence of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa.
But it looks like his goose was already cooked, with the impeachment the last nail on his political coffin.
In the wake of his impeachment, Kenyans have weighed in, giving their views and what they think the embattled county boss should do next.
Leaders have also not been left behind. Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen sees a similar scenario to the impeachment of former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Babayao Waititu.
“Governor 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,” Murkomen said.
Blogger Abraham Mutai said: “Senate will uphold the removal of Mike Sonko. No one wants a drug dealer anymore in the county offices. After this Mike Sonko MUST face prosecution over misappropriation of funds at city hall and be returned to Shimo La tewa to finalize his jail term.”
Bravin Yuri added: “You people are celebrating an Illegal process. The Impeachment of Governor Mike Sonko is very illegal and even the arithmetics doesn’t add up. How is 122-57=88. You are part of the problem. If they want to impeach him do it right. I’m not his fan but can’t even Celebrate such.”
Taking sides with Murkomen, Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina said: “Mountains inspire leaders, valleys mature them! -WC -democracy on trial! his defense must be prepared very well.”
Murkomen added saying his highest moment in Senate was defending Waititu when he was eventually impeached as Kiambu Governor.
Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot also weighed in, saying the numbers were cooked in the Nairobi county assembly to remove Sonko from office.
“The numbers game begins. Sonko has shown us videos of his 57 MCAs, the speaker says 88 voted in support. From the Waititu experience, Sonko should seek justice in the courts. If it gets to the floor of the senate….Shamba la wanyama…”