Governor Mike Sonko Reveals Raila Odinga's Advice to Him

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, upon his return to the city on Sunday after reportedly moving City Hall operations to Machakos, disclosed the advice he received from National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga.

    After alluding to his recent tussles with Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, Sonko disclosed that Raila called him on Saturday encouraging him to stay strong.

    He further maintained that opposition leaders had gotten their state-provided security withdrawn before and they survived, reiterating that citizens would protect him.

    "When Raila Odinga's security was withdrawn did his life continue or not? When Joho's was withdrawn did life continue or not?...

    "Raila called me yesterday and told me to stay strong," he stated.

    [caption caption="Governor Mike Sonko with NASA leader Raila Odinga"][/caption]

    He was accompanied by over 100 Members of the Nairobi County Assembly including Majority Leader Abdi Guyo who declared their support for Governor Sonko.

    They dismissed a plan to impeach Governor Sonko that was revealed by Jubilee Vice-Chair David Murathe who accused him of engaging in sideshows and 'throwing tantrums'.

    The Governor stated that his nomination of Miguna Miguna as his Deputy came after several high-ranking government officials including Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries sought to impose their preffered choices on him.

    Sonko further admitted that he had taken longer than expected to deliver on his campaign promises but maintained that he would.

    He specifically noted that the county assembly had passed a supplementary budget 4 weeks ago allowing him to kickstart various projects.

    Sonko announced that MCAs would provide youth from their wards to clear the garbage from the city unlike in the past when it was undertaken by contracted companies.

    [caption caption="Governor Mike Sonko"][/caption]