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Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has condemned the arrest of Governor Mike Sonko.
Sonko who has since been released was arrested on Monday when he was holding a meeting with a section of Nairobi Members of the County Assembly ahead of his impending impeachment.
The Sonko impeachment motion is expected to be tabled in the County Assembly with over 80 MCAs already having signed a petition to send the embattled Governor packing.
But while criticizing the arrest of Sonko, Sakaja said that the move amounts to the use of police for intimidation.
According to "Super Senator Sakaja", whereas people may not agree with Sonko politically, it is very bad to use the security apparatus to intimidate him.
" Arresting Mike Sonko for meeting with MCAs in the week of his impending impeachment is nothing short of using the police for politics and intimidation. Just as it happened in the Senate, this must be condemned whether you support the Governor or not. Let's not claw back on democracy using Covid19 as an excuse," Sakaja said in a Facebook post.
It is reported that the MCAs fresh bid to send Sonko home has the blessings of President Uhuru Kenyatta who has fallen out with the Governor over his never-ending leadership wars with Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director Mohamed Badi.
The beleaguered has insisted that he does not fear going home, saying that there is always life after politics.