Nairobi governor Mike Sonko says he has accepted a decision by the county assembly to reject Miguna Miguna’s nomination as his deputy on the basis of dual citizenship. In a statement, Sonko said he would respect the decision without reservation, and present another candidate to the county assembly soon, after consultations.

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has responded after the Nairobi County Assembly rejected controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna’s nomination for Nairobi Deputy Governor.

Sonko says he respects the decision made on the basis that Miguna is a dual citizen.

In a statement the governor said and i quote;

“I’m committed to respecting the decisions of the Nairobi County Assembly without reservations because they represent the sovereignty and infallible will of the Great People of Nairobi County.” Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko

He further said that he will present another nominee fit to fill in the position.

The Governor told Nairobi residents that the county government is currently committed to serve them. This comes after Nairobi county speaker Beatrice Elachi ruled that county assembly members cannot debate on whether Miguna should be deputy governor or not because he holds dual citizenship.

The fiery lawyer had however turned down the offer terming it as a ploy to deviate him from real issues and read political mischief and one of Migunas lead counsel Cliff Ombeta let the cat out of the bag.

Migunas nomination raised eyebrows across the political divides in the country. And although the law did not allow MCAs to vet Miguna, those allied to Jubilee party had earlier threatened to reject Migunas name once brought before them.