No hopes for Sonko, as IEBC revokes his clearance to vie in Mombasa
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission on Monday renounced Mike Sonko freedom to compete for Mombasa Governor.
In an explanation on Monday, IEBC said the choice had been shown up at following the Apex court’s choice that he was unable to serve in any position of authority because of his reprimand.
“In adherence to the Supreme Court judgment you are consequently precluded from serving in any position of authority and hence excluded from challenging and being chosen as the legislative leader of Mombasa or some other region. Your candidature is refuted and your endorsement denied,” peruses the letter.
Supreme court ruling on Sonko impeachment
On Friday, the Supreme Court maintained the Court of Appeal and High Court choice avowing the previous Nairobi Governor’s indictment.
Two days under the watchful eye of the Supreme Court governing, the Mombasa County Returning Officer Swalhah Ibrahim Yusuf cleared Sonko for the gubernatorial challenge, following a court request from the High Court.
The request refered to the Supreme Court case saying that the previous lead representative had not depleted every single lawful channel, for him to be kept out of the Mombasa race.
The Supreme Court’s seven – judge seat drove by Chief Justice Martha Koome said they excused Sonko’s allure for absence of purview.
“The Court needed purview to decide the allure. Be that as it may, considering the public premium nature of the debate, the requirement for due direction to the legal interaction and to the courts underneath and for any kind of future family and improvement of law the Court (the larger part) has chosen to settle every one of the relevant inquiries the allure raises, rather than bringing down instruments by virtue of need of purview,” the record peruses.
“There were four counts of impeachable charges against the litigant. The County Assembly, the Senate and the two predominant courts underneath were persuaded that the charges were demonstrated to the standard expected in such conditions. No blunder for their investigation and end has been introduced.”
On December 3, 2020, Sonko was denounced by 88 Nairobi Members of the County Assembly.
The case later continued to the Senate, as is expected by the Constitution on December 17, 2020, where they maintained the goal to eliminate him from office.