Impeachment proceedings against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko are on the second and last day.
The country witnessed a heated cross-examination between Governor Sonko’s lawyers and the mover of the impeachment motion- Minority Leader Michael Ogada
In a bid to support the charge of gross violation of the Constitution, Ogada claimed that Governor Sonko illegally stopped the disbursement of bursaries to students from particular tribes.
On Thursday, it was Governor Sonko’s chance to counter the accusations.
Immediately after the flamboyant governor took his oath he started, “Mr speaker my accusers are just playing politics and engaging in character assassination.”
Sonko said that although the MCA was quick to point out that he stopped disbursing bursaries to some students, they were not genuine to tell the House “what was behind my action.”
Sonko swum into action and alleged that he stopped the bursary program in 2018 after unearthing rot in City Hall.
According to Sonko, in a bid to divert public funds meant for needy students to themselves, some Nairobi MCAs opened a fake educational institute.
Sonko says that using the institution, which he refers to as Kobudho, directors of the fake school were getting cheques from City Hall and CDF from different parts of the country, and issuing the monies to their cronies and relatives.
After opening an investigation into what he says are criminal acts of the institution, it was established that its directors were wives and relatives of Nairobi MCAs and county staff he inherited from the previous administration.
He alleges that the scandal had been running from 2013 to 2017, and he unearthed it in 2018.