Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has hinted at vying for the presidency in the 2027 General Election.
The impeached governor on Thursday, May 27, took to his official Twitter handle where he said he would be on the ballot in the 2027 and 2032 presidential elections.
“By the will of God and your votes God willing, I will go into the State House,” Sonko said.
Sonko who is facing charges of embezzling more than Ksh 1 billion, was ousted as Nairobi governor earlier this year.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that Sonko’s dream of stepping into State House might be an impossible dream.
According to Chapter six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity, any state officer kicked out for abuse of office is barred from holding any other state office.
“A person who has been dismissed or otherwise removed from office for a contravention of the provisions specified in clause (2) is disqualified from holding any other State office,” Article 75 (3) states.
Furthermore, article 193 (2g) states that a person is disqualified from being be elected if the person has been found in accordance with any law, to have misused or abused a state office or public office or to have contravened Chapter six.
Sonko who was impeached together with other county bosses has since moved to court seeking their impeachments to be quashed for them to qualify to seek other elective posts.
According to High Court advocate William Oketh, some leaders take some of the constitutional process for granted.
“Impeachment is very punitive. Sonko stands disqualified from any election,” Oketh said in a past interview the The Star Newspaper.