90 Nairobi Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) on Monday vowed to shoot down the ouster motion tabled against Governor Mike Sonko’s set for Thursday. 

The MCAs made the declaration after their private meeting and media briefing with Sonko was disrupted by police who lobbed teargas to disperse them.

The Ward Representatives now refute that 86 of 122 Nairobi MCAs had signed the impeachment motion tabled last week.

Led by Kayole South MCA Fredrick Okeyo, nominated MCA Silvia Museiya, Waithaka MCA Anthony Karanja, the MCAs said they will stand with Sonko. 

They said the county boss was being victimised for questioning the Deed of Transfer of functions signed between Sonko and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

They further claimed that 82 of the city county legislators had signed affidavits against the purported signatures backing the impeachment bid.

They appealed to President Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Odinga to lead talks between the warring factions in the assembly over the budget impasse.

The Sonko allied MCAs also called for consultations between the city governor and the Nairobi Metropolitan Service boss Major General Mohammed Badi.

“Let President Uhuru Kenyatta and the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga lead talks that will help bring this issue to an end," said Karanja.

They vowed to shoot down the Sonko impeachment motion come Thursday.

“We are full in support of BBI, let’s not mix issues. We are here to say that we are fully behind Governor Sonko and the NMS. We do not oppose NMS but all we want is respect to the rule of law," the MCA added.

Sonko rejected the 2020-2021 county budget terming it illegal and sent it back with a memorandum but the Assembly rejected his bid resulting in stalemate that has seen NMS denied funding.

Police had dispersed the Sonko meeting with MCAs on grounds it violated Covid-19 regulations.