Gov Sonko's Remarks on Sakaja Being a NASA Mole

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Thursday defended Senator Johnson Sakaja against claims that he is an opposition mole in the Jubilee Party.

    The Governor noted that it was wrong to brand Sakaja as a mole simply because he helped in securing the release of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino.

    According to the Governor, Senator Sakaja had all the rights to help a brother and should not be victimised for his actions, adding that what the former Nominated MP did was similar to what he (Sonko) did in helping secure the release of members of the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) from jail.

    [caption caption="File image of Governor Sonko and Senator Sakaja"][/caption]

    He explained that Sakaja was still in the Jubilee Party and that his good deed of coming through for Babu Owino should not be misinterpreted to mean change of allegiance.

    "You know it is his constitutional and democratic right if he wants to help free anyone. I remember I also secured the release of MRC members at the Coast when there were issues of insecurity.

    "Maybe he had his reasons for doing that but he is still in Jubilee. He is the Senator, he is a good leader and he is still my friend and he has good ambition. We wish him all the best,” Sonko stated.

    His remarks came even as a section of Jubilee Party Legislators from Kiambu have been attacking the Nairobi Senator for getting the Embakasi East Legislator out of jail on  Sunday.

    Kikuyu lawmaker Kimani Ichung'wa and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Tuesday rebuked Sakaja, accusing him of being an opposition sympathiser.

    According to the MPs Sakaja had been holding on to Jubilee in order to win the Nairobi senatorial seat and he is now supporting National Super Alliance (NASA). 

    [caption caption="Senator Sakaja and Babu Owino leaving Parklands Police station on Sunday"][/caption]

    “Somebody went to get a small boy from the cells instead of helping the boy who has a long way to go to learn to respect the rule of law,” ridiculed Kuria.