Embattled Nairobi County Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has gotten a temporary reprieve after the High Court today stopped an impeachment motion against him from proceeding.

The motion filed by Makongeni Member of County Assembly Peter Imwatok was set to come up for debate in the county assembly tomorrow, Tuesday

Judge Byrum Ongaya has ruled that the motion shall not proceed until its filed in compliance with the Standing Orders of the County Assembly.

“The proposed motion by the MCA for the proposed impeachment as scheduled for Tuesday shall not proceed until due compliance of the standing order number 67 is complied with,” ruled the judge.

Governor Sonko’s lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui has welcomed the ruling saying the county assembly clerk has personally admitted that he has not received the motion or even verified the signatures.

On Saturday, President Uhuru Kenyatta met Nairobi Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) from all parties at State House, Nairobi.

Out of the 122 Nairobi MCAs, 115 were in attendance in a meeting that focused majorly on the new Nairobi county takeover by the national government.