Sonko’s attempt to save his job through the courts failed, he found himself elbowed out of Kenya’s corridors of power
Embattled former Nairobi County governor Mike Sonko is a bitter man, bitter at the way his political career took a nosedive following his fall-out with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The man with the bling-bling flare once said to have the Midas touch has undergone a 360 degree turn around and is now eying the Machakos town MP’s seat on a Wiper Party ticket in the August 9 poll.
The troubled ex-governor, who once confessed having considered suicide when his friends deserted him, is now promising a major come-back as an MP. Sonko was virtually hounded out of office by multi-million shilling scandals that later saw him impeached by The Senate last year. An attempt to save his job through the courts also failed, he found himself elbowed out of Kenya’s corridors of power.
Sonko will face off against UDA’s Victor Munyaka, a fierce supporter of deputy president William Ruto and perennial critic of Wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka
From MP for Madaraka to Nairobi Senator, and finally Governor, everything appeared to be going well for him; his acts of generosity for needy causes had endeared him to many. But that is no more having been forced to eat humble pie, having been chased away from his office as it was regarded as a scene of a crime by the investigative agencies! He has since been replaced by his deputy M/S Anne Kananu the fact that Sonko was elected by more than 800k voters notwithstanding. Sonko will face off UDA’s Victor Munyaka, a fierce supporter of deputy president William Ruto and perennial critic of Wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka.
By extension, Sonko will be endorsing Azmio’s Raila Odinga’s presidential quest since Wiper is among the political parties in the coalition. Many say short of the EACC or DCI complicating issues, Sonko is likely to easily capture the seat.
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