Good morning fellow Kenyans,
The writings on the wall are clear that the next Nairobi County Governor will be decided today, and it is important you forget about the by-election.
As a concerned Kenyan, it perturbs me to see the Rule of Law being violated in a manner that sets a bad precedence for the future of our democracy.
The impeachment of Mike Mbuvi Sonko as the Governor of Nairobi in December last year only meant two things; the deputy governor takes charge of the county and if there is none, Nairobi County Speaker assumes office in an acting capacity for a period not exceeding 60 days.
It is public knowledge that when Sonko was kicked out, there was no Deputy Governor in office, and that occasioned the swearing-in of the Nairobi County Speaker as the Acting Governor pending a by-election.
After Sonko was impeached, any other business or appointments he made, that were not approved by the time of being impeached, definitely becomes null and void.
The Kenyan constitution is on a weighing scale why someone can be sworn into office as the Deputy Governor yet the County Assembly Speaker has assumed office in acting capacity because there was no Deputy Governor.
The future of our democracy is not promising if we continue allowing clear violation of the constitution by those in authority.
It is time for Kenyans to ensure their voice counts and the 2010 constitution is protected. The Kenyan media must take the front seat to interrogate and question the legality of such precedence.
The future of any country lies with the constitution, it must be respected at all costs.
That aside, here are our top stories today:
Uganda election: Museveni takes early lead
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, 76, has taken an early lead against his closest challenger Robert Kyagulanyi, 38, alias Bobi Wine in the country’s presidential election as vote counting continues.
According to provisional results by the Uganda Electoral Commission, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) leader has garnered 50,097 votes (61.3% ) while Wine is trailing with 22, 802 votes (27.9%) from 330 polling stations.
Ex-governor Rutto to join DP’s camp at Bomet event
Ex-Bomet governor Isaac Rutto will on Friday make a comeback to DP William Ruto’s camp, handing his former ally-turned-foe a boost in efforts to consolidate his backyard.
The DP is set to receive Rutto during an event to be held in Bomet in what is seen as part of his elaborate strategy to ring-fence his Rift Valley bastion ahead of next year’s election.
Retired CJ Maraga says Uhuru should be impeached
Speaking to Citizen TV on Thursday, January 14, the no non-sense jurist argued there were enough grounds to impeach the head of state claiming he had fell short of his Constitutional duties.
The Kenyan lawyer faulted the Jubilee Party leader for failing to appoint 41 judges recommended by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) despite three court orders directing him to do so.
Maraga said Parliament should send Uhuru home so as to protect the 2010 Constitution voted overwhelmingly by Kenyans who were yearning for change.
Is it time for Deputy President William Ruto to drop the Hustlers vs Dynasty narrative in his campaign and focus on a better strategy that does not create two antagonizing groups?