Lawyers representing Nairobi County Assembly have prepared an avalanche of documents as evidence to be presented to the Senate ahead of the plenary hearing in the impeachment case against Governor Mike Sonko.
A video seen by Kenyans.co.ke showed a team offloading 400 files that the legal team put together in the hope of sending the embattled governor home.
The team was led by Minority Leader Peter Imwatok who urged the Senate to use the evidence provided to nail the county boss.
“We have given the senate 400 documents, that is eighty copies for every particular (charge),” stated Imwatok.
The Nairobi County Assembly in session.
“We expect that the senators will look at the case keenly and arrive at a decision with the interest of Nairobi people,” stated Majority Leader Paul Kados.
Sonko’s team also submitted their evidence separately to be analysed by the Senate team.
The submissions comes hours after Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka gazetted Wednesday, December 16, as the official date when the plenary is expected to kick off.
Lusaka had earlier stated that the proceedings would be conducted in a hybrid system where senators were given the choice of participating either virtually or physically in the house.
The speaker’s decision to include virtual participation in the proceedings triggered opposition from some senators.
They expressed fears about the vulnerability of the virtual method of voting citing the chaos that happened during the governor’s impeachment motion in the Nairobi County Assembly.
Sonko was impeached on Thursday, December 3, after a total of 88 MCAs out of 122 voted to kick him out of office.
He was impeached over allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of office.
Below is the video:
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) December 15, 2020