Labour Court extends stay orders suspending Sonko impeachment

By Eunice Kayo  

The Labour court on Friday extended stay orders that suspended the impeachment of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

Justice Byram Ongaya extended the interim orders that had been issued on March 2, 2020 to a further date when the case will be mentioned.

The court also dismissed an application challenging an order to stop his impeachment.

“In conclusion the primary objection dated and filed on 4.03.2020 for the 2nd respondent is hereby dismissed,” read the court orders.

The 2nd respondent was former County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi who the court ordered to pay the petitioner’s costs of the preliminary objection.

In February, Minority Whip Peter Imwatok tabled a notice to impeach Sonko and accused the governor of a litany of misdeeds, ranging from abuse of office to corruption and violation of the Constitution, which were used as grounds for his removal from office.

Ongaya suspended the impeachment motion to a later date after Sonko through his lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui argued that the law was violated.

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