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Finally: Miguna’s Response after being Rejected by Elachi as Deputy Governor

Canadian-based lawyer Miguna Miguna has spoken for the first time after being rejected by the Nairobi County assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi for the Nairobi Deputy Governor position.

In a tweet, the fiery lawyer said that he is not a member of the Uhuru Kenyatta led Jubilee party, or any other political party, to deserve the appointment by Governor Mike Sonko, adding that he did not apply for the job.

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He added:

Miguna was picked early last month by the governor to deputise him, after the resignation of Polycarp Igathe in January.

“Pursuant to Standing Order number one of the Assembly, the name of the nominee be referred back to the appointing authority for further validation,” said Ms Elachi.

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In her notice, Ms Elachi cited Article 78 of Constitution on dual citizenship, which put Miguna on the firing line. Miguna holds dual citizenship of Kenya and Canada.

“A person is not eligible for election or appointment to a State office unless the person is a citizen of Kenya. Any person who has been made a citizen of another country by operation of that country’s law, without ability to opt out,” states part of Section 78 which Elachi cited.

Earlier, Elachi had hinted that Miguna was supposed to clear with the Immigration Department prior to his vetting in parliament.

She had anticipated that the exercise would have taken more than a month depending on when the matter will be resolved.

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