Governor Mike Sonko Explains Why He Doesn't Care About Re-election in 2022

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  • Nairobi governor Mike Sonko addressed being re-elected for a second term in office in 2022.

    Speaking at Pumwani grounds on Saturday during celebrations to mark the 54th Mashujaa Day Sonko emphasised on his commitment to ensuring he serves Nairobians well.

    "Let them hate me for what I'm doing. It is not a must for me to become governor again. I will make sure I bring sanity to the county," Sonko stated.

    “Even if I remain with one CEC, I have no problem with that as long as I fight corruption. I’ll continue with my style of leadership," he added.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko

    The Nairobi Governor further added that he would continue fighting people who want to delay development and barricade corruption in Nairobi.

    "Some people are saying that all am doing is to sack county officials, l want to emphasize that l will do that over and over again if that is what it will take to end corruption," he added.

    He asked the Director of Public Prosecutions and other agencies to crack the whip in Nairobi.

    "Ufisadi imefanya Nairobi ikawa nyuma. Public money should remain public money. I do not have anything against anyone," Sonko stated.

    The county chief is alleged to be positioning himself for a more powerful position after being seen as a possible running mate for both Deputy President William Ruto and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka in the 2022 race.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko

    Sonko has thrown his weight behind Ruto, sometimes defending his 2022 bid against individuals who were against it.