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February 26, 2018

Sonko refutes claims EALA MP Mbugua running the show at City Hall

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko with EALA MPs Simon Mbugua and Mpuru Aburi, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen in Arusha, Tanzania, December 20, 2017. /JOHN CHESOLI
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko with EALA MPs Simon Mbugua and Mpuru Aburi, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen in Arusha, Tanzania, December 20, 2017. /JOHN CHESOLI

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has refuted claims by MCAs that EALA MP Simon Mbugua has been running the show at City Hall.

The MCAs accused Mbugua of taking over since Polycarp Igathe resigned as Deputy Governor. The latter left office on January 31.

Sonko said he has not delegated duties to anyone adding that the MCAs are being used by some cartels undermine his leadership.

"I have learned that some cartels have now started fighting back after I sealed all corruption loopholes at City Hall."

"The few individuals who want to interfere with my leadership have now approached some MCAs and started engaging them in ill-motives," he said.

The governor, in a statement on Wednesday, said those who want to fight him using the MCAs will not succeed.

"I want to categorically state that they have no room to divide us," he said.

On Tuesday, the MCA adjourned their normal business to discuss the conduct of Mbugua.

They said the former Kamukunji MP has been insulting, intimidating, and threatening county employees and leaders.

However, just like Sonko, Mbugua dismissed the claims as lies and a witch-hunt meant to malign him.

Waithaka MCA Anthony Kiragu told the assembly on Tuesday that his Roysambu counterpart Peter Warutere was recently threatened by goons sent by Mbugua.

Read: I'm not meddling in Nairobi county affairs, EALA MP Mbugua tells MCAs

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