Mudavadi Faults Sonko's Leadership Skills

  • While lobbying for Oliud Owalo's bid for the Kibra parliamentary seat, Amani National Congress (ANC) Party leader Musalia Mudavadi took a swipe at Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.

    Mudavadi was addressing ANC Party members and Kibra residents on Tuesday, October 15.

    The ANC boss argued that a key department in Nairobi County government is in shambles and needs to be resuscitated urgently.

    Nairobi County governor Mike Sonko. The governor has run Nairobi without a deputy for more than a year.

    Mudavadi protested that the country was suffering from a serious leadership problem. "The economy is bleeding and institutions are not working. Even here in Nairobi, the planning department is dead," he added.

    He claimed that the city was yet to approve construction plans submitted by architects in June 2019.

    "Institutions are failing. If you are killing the construction industry because you are not approving plans and we have unemployment, vijana hawana kazi, then what are we doing to this country? This pains me!" Mudavadi lamented. 

    He stated that plumbers, electricians, and masons were jobless in Nairobi because the county government failed to approve construction plans that would reign in Ksh8 billion to the county coffers.

    The ANC boss criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta's government for sinking Kenyans in what he termed as a debt trap.

    ANC's candidate in the Kibra parliamentary by-election will battle 23 other candidates in the polls scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 7.

    Mudavadi also urged residents of Kibra to maintain peace during the campaign period. His remarks came days after Jubilee accused ODM of attacking McDonald Mariga's convoy. 

    Eliud Owalo after he was given the ANC party ticket on Wednesday, August 28.