Sonko nominates embattled lawyer Miguna Miguna for the position of Deputy Governor

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Miguna, who unsuccessfully vied for the city's top job during the August 2017 General Election was anticipated to return to the country on Wednesday, May 16, but later cancelled the trip.

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According to police spokesman Charles Owino, the move to reduce Governor Sonko's security detail is part of a plan to recall 5,000 officers irregularly attached to VIPs.

In a Thursday interview with Hot 96 FM, Ms Elachi said the nominee must be Kenyan and lawyer Miguna Miguna needs to resolve his citizenship row with the Immigration Department.

In a letter that went viral last evening and confirmed by Miguna Miguna's lawyer Cliff Ombeta, Sonko nominated the combative lawyer to the surprise of many.

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Governor Mike Sonko. He has nominated Miguna Miguna for the position of Deputy Governor. "He is Canadian. That procedure can take us three to four months", said Speaker Elachi on Hot 96 FM.

A section of leaders including Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja have expressed displeasure at the nomination.

"We accept that position, but don't forget that the same Tifa conducted a poll and said I will not be governor and today I'm standing here as the governor of Nairobi", he said.

Others were former deputy governor Polycarp Igathe; former Town Clerk John Gakuo; businessman Jimnah Mbaru; Karen Nyamu; former Kenya Tourism Board chairman Raymond Matiba; former presidential candidate James Ole Kiyapi; President Uhuru Kenyatta's personal assistant Jomo Gecaga; State House deputy chief of staff Njee Muturi; George Kariuki; Susan Matiba; Planning Principal Secretary Irungu Nyakera; former Nairobi Women Representative Rachel Shebesh; East African Legislation Assembly Member Simon Mbugua; and Nairobi County Women Representative Esther Passaris.

She was speaking in Laikipia when she officiated the issuance of the Laikipia County National Government Affirmative Action Funds.

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