Sonko's surprise nomination of Miguna as his Deputy

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Sonko on Sunday (March 18, 2018) unveiled a list on his Facebook page and asked residents to help him choose who they thought was the best suited person to replace former Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe.

The committee co-chaired by Tourism Cabinet secretary Najib Balala and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said the first 30 days of the initiative, which expired yesterday, has borne fruit with a lot happening behind the scenes.

Speaking exclusively to Standard Digital, a lawyer close to Governor Sonko has dismissed the letter saying the signature is fake.

In a letter doing the rounds on social media, controversial governor of Nairobi, Mike Sonko, writes to the speaker of the county assembly, asking that Miguna is vetted and approved for the position.

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Speaking in a local FM radio station, Elachi however said Miguna should clear with the immigration department over his citizenship to qualify for the vetting as per the law.

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"The Constitution is clear that a deputy governor needs to be a Kenyan citizen".

The announcement was made on Wednesday night, hours after the self-styled general of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) cancelled his trip to the country after the government declined to grant him unconditional entry or issue him with a Kenyan passport as ordered by the High Court.

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

Both Kamba natives, Dr Mutunga wondered why Governor Sonko was benchmarking with Dubai whereas garbage was right here in Nairobi. "Take that to the bank".

The county boss has been under pressure to nominate a deputy since the departure of Polycarp Igathe in January this year.