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Sonko Files Review Of Impeachment Verdict, Accuses Supreme Court Of Bias

Mike Sonko has filed for a review of Friday’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold his impeachment in 2020 terming the verdict a miscarriage of justice.

The ex-Nairobi governor faulted the Apex Court taking issue with the expansion of the bench that determined the matter from five judges to all the seven justices of the Supreme Court.

“They have infringed on my rights and that is why we have filed for a review. All I want is a fair hearing and fair trial so that I can get justice,” Sonko stated.

He also contested the inclusion of Chief Justice Martha Koome on the bench saying she had already publicly taken a position on the matter outside court.

Sonko is alluding to a media interview where CJ Koome said that impeached Governors shouldn’t be allowed to contest until their impeachment is overturned by the court.

He argued CJ Koome’s comments were an indication that she had already taken sides.

“She shouldn’t have been part of the bench regarding my matter because already in her mind she had made an opinion that Sonko shouldn’t be on the ballot,” Sonko stated.

He also wondered how Sirisia MP John Waluke was cleared to vie despite having been convicted, yet he is being denied justice under similar circumstances.

Sonko said he had equally filed an application at the East African Court of Justice to challenge the alleged bias by the court.

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