Sonko: Why I nominated Miguna Miguna as Nairobi Deputy Governor

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Miguna has since trashed the nomination as a "malicious distraction".

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Speaking to Citizen TV via phone on Thursday, Sonko said he picked Miguna to help fight cartels at City Hall, among other duties.

Miguna was one of the more popular nominees from the responses to Sonko's post.

On major announcements, Dr Miguna has always been among the first to give reactions on social media, including the famous handshake between Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta, which he christened as the hand-cheque.

Previously, Miguna had termed Sonko as an "illiterate drug baron" who can not govern Nairobi.

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"Mr. Mike Sonko and I have not spoken, met or communicated since our gubernatorial debate in July 2017. Thank you", said Miguna, claiming he was not aware of the nomination.

"Sakaja also tweeted", Miguna will not become the Deputy Governor of Nairobi.

On his part, the Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja dismissed the nomination.

The MCAs, drawn from Jubilee party, noted that the self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) general is not a member of he ruling party, and is therefore, not eligible to fill the position.

On Wednesday evening, a letter signed from Sonko addressing Speaker Beatrice Elachi recommended Miguna for the top job.

The Governor, however, remained unbowed saying he would pick another name for the seat, which fell vacant following the resignation of Polycarp Igathe in January 2018.

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