Sonko slams Sakaja before the Senate Committee

Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday appeared before Senate Committee on Devolution to respond to queries of failure to appoint his Deputy.

However, the governor lashed out at Senator Johnson Sakaja, his petitioner, terming his lack of a deputy as a none issue that does warrant Senate to summon him.

He accuses Senator Sakaja of petitioning the Senate instead of engaging him to address the matter.

“The senator would have summoned me to ask me these issues instead of petitioning the Senate. So this is a none issue,” he said.

The governor spoke when he appeared before the Senate’s Devolution Committee to explain why he has failed to appoint a deputy, more than 15 months after the Polycarp Igathe resigned.

The committee is chaired by Laikipia Senator John Kinyua.

The governor claimed that Sakaja is ‘fighting’ him because he wants to succeed him in 2022.

But Sakaja, objected saying he has never announced or declared interest in the governor’s seat. He says he is only playing is oversight role as a senator.

Sonko, however, notes that he has shown goodwill and has even appointed Miguna Miguna as his deputy but the same was rejected by the MCAs.

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