Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has, for the first time since his impeachment Thursday, reacted to his removal from office.
Taking to his Facebook page late Friday, December 18, the ejected county chief said “the law was breached to ensure he exits City Hall”.
Sonko was confirmed sacked after 27 senators voted for his removal from office on grounds of gross violation of the Constitution, abuse of office, gross misconduct and commission of crimes under the National law. Sixteen senators attempted to save him, whereas two – Nairobi’s Johnson Sakaja and Makueni’s Mutula Kilonzo Junior – abstained from voting.
Below is Sonko’s reaction to his impeachment:
“As I said before, there is life after politics, and I am excited to go back to my life and to be with the ordinary people who have been supporting me all my political life.
“My good friend the Speaker of Senate Ken Lusaka told me he was under instructions from [the] State to breach the law in presiding over my impeachment…
“Some of my former colleagues in the Senate had to sacrifice me because of the party political pressure from their Party Bosses who personally called them one by one to impeach me because I was not born in State House and my father was not President nor Prime Minister and vice president as well.
“During the voting exercise Ksh2 Million was offered by [the] State for Christmas so that the law can be breached.
“To my beautiful wife, Primrose, and daughter, Saumu, whose names were dragged into this mess while the trip was state approved continue to be strong women, you have never done any business with the County of Nairobi or won yourselves tenders with the KEMSA in the COVID Billionaires scandal to enrich yourselves or our family.
“Today I have been allegedly impeached by a few Senators, but I have not been impeached by the people of Nairobi and Kenyans at large, God has not impeached me as well and I know He has better plans for me. Everything happens for a reason. I Have faith in God. I will walk with him to the end of this journey.
“To all my people and supporters who have been believing and standing with me throughout my 10-year political journey, I encourage you to promise yourself, no matter how hard it gets, do not give up on your dreams, no matter what happened or happens to me, I will stand with you and I will continue supporting you whenever you are in need.
“The greatest tragedy in life is not getting knocked down. The greatest tragedy in life is refusing to get up after being knocked down. Today I may appear down but I'm not because I know my victory is soon coming back.”