Embattled former Nairobi Governor Mike has slammed the Supreme Court ruling that locked him out of the Mombasa governorship race on Friday.
Sonko has pointed fingers at Chief Justice Martha Koome for being among of the seven-judge bench that delivered the verdict that seemed to deal the politician a fatal blow on his career.
He further claims that the CJ was compromised a few hours after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission cleared him to vie.
Addressing the media on Saturday, Sonko vowed not to give up in his search for justice;
“Heri nishindwe kwa haki lakini si dhulma. Martha Koome was heard on media saying that an impeached governor remains impeached until the case is overturned, a prisoner remains a prisoner until his appeal is upheld and the case is overturned,” Sonko stated.
“She was at fault because contrary to the law, the fact that she is a Supreme Court judge, she was not supposed to be in my case ruling because she already had an opinion that I am not supposed to be a governor and in the IEBC list.”
He further accused the CJ for being incompetent in her duties.
“Martha Koome is not above the law, I am not against her, I respect her but she should not be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. I want her to step down in a respectable manner, I am not saying this because I was disadvantaged by the ruling but I have my own reasons,” he stated.
“She has defied the directive that one shouldn’t comment on an ongoing case…ajichukulie hatua na ajifunge miezi sita for defying her own order.”
He maintained that he will be on the ballot for Mombasa governorship seat in the August 9 general election despite the tribulations facing him.
“I will be on the ballot, the law allows me to be on the ballot. The decision of the Supreme Court was recused, there was forgery,” he said.
“I will speak on my future plans… This case has been heard and determined without having the chance to present our evidence.”
“As the judge of the Supreme court, she should have given me seven days or 10 days I finish up with the Mombasa High Court, what was the hurry? Have you ever seen a case been done today then determined tomorrow? The ruling was a contrary process,” he said.
The Friday’s disputed verdict delivered by the judges ruled that the impeachment proceedings against Sonko before the Nairobi County Assembly and the Senate were properly conducted in accordance with Article 181 of the Constitution, Section 33 of the County Governments Act and Standing Orders of the Assembly and the Senate.
“From the record and submissions before this Court, we come to the irresistible conclusion that the impeachment of the appellant was in compliance with the Constitution and the law. We, therefore, find no merit in the Petition of Appeal,” ruled the Apex Court.
Sonko has, however opted to take his case to the Court of East Africa for hearing.