Raila's Advise to Mike Sonko After Capitol Hill Meeting

  • Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga on Friday met with Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at his Capitol Hill office. 

    The National Super Alliance (NASA) principal advised the County boss to ensure that he fulfills the promises he made to the Nairobi residents.

    "Governor Mike Sonko stopped by Capitol Hill Sq this morning to have a chat and bounce ideas on the future of this great city. Nairobi is a great city with massive potential and I urged him to continue performing his duties diligently for the greater good of our people," noted the Opposition leader. 

    [caption caption="File image of ODM leader Raila Odinga, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and his Kisumu counterpart Anyang' Nyong'o"][/caption]

    The County boss, on his part, exclaimed that they discussed the unity pact where Mr Odinga urged him to embrace dialogue between Nairobians and its leadership. 

    He added: "I lauded him for the statesmanship he exhibited by embracing dialogue and putting his personal political interest aside for the sake of peace in the country as a similar gesture undertaken by HE Uhuru Kenyatta in the year 2002."

    He further stated: "This morning after the cleanup exercise in South B and its environs, I honoured an invitation by RT. HON. RAILA ODINGA where we discussed various issues particularly all slums upgrade in Nairobi.

    "The ongoing partnership programme on the upcoming waste recycling plant in Dandora between Nairobi city county and various international investors who have already shown an expression of interest," Sonko expressed on his social media pages. 

    According to Raila's Spokesman Dennis Onyango, the Governor also cited staffing as a problem, expressing fears that City Hall could be having hundreds of ghost workers whom he plans to weed out by introducing a biometric identification system.

    Additionally, Onyango noted that Raila then encouraged the Governor to be firm and relentless in his efforts to deliver services and thanked him for trying to bring all communities in Nairobi on board.

    Raila is claimed to have asked Sonko to borrow a leaf from the Narc administration and grand coalition government.

    [caption caption="File image of ODM leader Raila Odinga and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko"][/caption]