The MCA’s through their Majority leader Abdi Guyo said it is ironical for Sonko be operating from another county.
Guyo said in the event the governor does not return to Nairobi, he will be summoned to appear before the assembly to explain why he cannot run the city from City Hall.
“We have resolved that we want Governor Sonko back at his City Hall office. City Hall is gazetted as the Nairobi County headquarters and we cannot have a governor running our affairs from another county,” Guyo said.
Sonko shifted most of his meetings to his home in Mua Hills in May for fear of his life.
This is after the government reduced his bodyguards from 15 to four.
However, Sonko communication director Elkana Jacob denied Guyo’s claims saying the Governor has been performing his duty at City Hall.
“The Governor has been operating from his office in Nairobi. The MCA’s are just bitter because he(Sonko) has sealed all corruption loopholes,” Elkana said.
Guyo also said Sonko has 14 days to appoint a deputy governor.
“The issue of deputy governor is long overdue. In this motion of county affairs we have resolved that the Governor appoints his deputy as soon as possible because we need him or her in one way or the other,’ he said.
Guyo, however, dismissed claims that there is bad blood between the county executive and the assembly.
“We have no bad blood, all we are saying is that service delivery to the people of Nairobi needs to be improved and the governor should let the county structures work and stipulated in the constitution,” Guyo noted.
Sonko has been without a deputy following the resignation of Polycarp Igathe on January 31.
In May, he picked controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna who is in Canada after his deportation
Miguna was deported twice when he failed to comply with the government’s demands to settle his dispute over his citizenship.
He was first deported to Canada and later on Dubai before going back to Canada to undergo medical treatment after he claimed to have been drugged and physically abused and put on a plane from the JKIA.
Recently Sonko said he is considering four women to fill the post awaiting the recommendation from Jubilee Party.
They are Jane Weru, Caren Nyamu, Bishop Margret Wanjiru and Agnes Kagure.