Governor Mike Sonko: I Did Not Know What I Was Signing. The Confessions Of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Nairobi City Hall Takeover Deal.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has attracted nationwide criticism this week after he threatened to end Nairobi City Hall takeover deal citing frustrations.
Speaking on Wednesday, Sonko said that he was toying with the idea of terminating the deed of transfer of functions that saw four key functions transferred from his office to the newly established Nairobi Metropolitan Services, NMS.
I did not know what I was signing
The most intriguing part of this unfolding drama is Governor Sonko’s denial and “confession.” On Thursday April 23, 2020, the Governor revealed that he signed the Nairobi takeover deal blindly. In other words, Sonko is suggesting that he did not read the Nairobi takeover deal. Therefore, he did not fully understand what he was getting himself into.
His next destination is the court. Sonko already told the Daily Nation that he had already hired a team of lawyers to do the paperwork in preparation for a move to the court next week to initiate the process of reclaiming his lost glory.
“I am starting the process of terminating the deed just like any other ordinary contract. I will personally go to court to have it terminated,” said Governor Sonko adding that he would only reconsider his stance if some greedy officers from statehouse stopped frustrating him.
This might not however be an easy task for Governor Sonko since this is not just any other agreement deal as he puts it. According to law experts, the Nairobi Metropolitan takeover agreement deal can only be terminated with the written consent of both parties in a common document.