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Supreme Court rules Sonko’s impeachment was valid

The Supreme Court has dismissed former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s appeal challenging his impeachment as Governor by the Nairobi County Assembly and the Senate.

The judges led by Chief Justice Martha Koome ruled that the impeachment of the Nairobi Governor was conducted in accordance with the constitution.

The Supreme Court ruling comes one day after Sonko was cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to vie for the Mombasa gubernatorial seat after a ruling by a Mombasa court that compelled them to do so.

Read also: Mike Sonko cleared to vie for Mombasa gubernatorial race

This means that IEBC will have to recall its decision to clear him for the Mombasa gubernatorial race based on provisions of Article 75(3) of the Constitution which bars a person impeached from a public office from ever holding any other state office.

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