Sonko's Controversial 'Cheating' Post Sparks Intense Debate

  • Nairobi Governor Mile Sonko at Kabarak University, Nakuru County on August 4, 2019. Facebook
  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko generated controversy when he posted a message on social media that seemingly denigrated women and their disposition in romantic relationships.

    In a long post on his Facebook page on Saturday, November 9, Sonko sensationally stated that a man had the ability to cheat on a woman and still be in love with her, but that the same could not be said for women.

    "According to Boog, a man can cheat on his woman and still love her but a woman cannot cheat on her man and still love him. A cheating woman can even narrate some hidden secrets concerning her husband and she will even tell you why she hates him. She can even accept poison from you to eliminate her husband," he sensationally claimed.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi and his wife Primrose Mbuvi at an even on July 19, 2019.
    Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi and his wife Primrose Mbuvi at an even on July 19, 2019.

    "Most women who take their husbands to court for divorce are those that cheat on their men. A non-cheating woman would most likely never take her husband to court for divorce unless the man exceedingly abuses her physically and emotionally to the point of killing her," Sonko brazenly opined.

    His post generated intense debate, with some social media users agreeing with some of the claims raised by governor Sonko while others dismissed the research Sonko quoted as sub-standard.

    "The real book or article about a woman is yet to be published, physicians, psychologists, etc are still researching for thousands of years now... And great prophets have foreseen that no book will be released in this or future era," Jamie Masuba commented.

    "As a woman, I beg to disagree, tell the good Professor that he needs to research a little bit more," Tebby Iyugo weighed in.

    "For the contemporary woman, the reverse is true. And in any case research on women by a public health Professor! A research with so many gaps there," Melissa Sweets agreed with Tebby.

    Other users agreed with Sonko's unusual assertions, stating that to some extent what he had stated reflected their lived realities.

    "It may be somewhat true but not in this Nairobi of ours, ladies here are the original gangsters, emotions sijui walipeleka wapi walai (I do not know where they took their emotions)," Dennis Dos Santos commented.

    A screenshot of reactions to Mike Sonko's controversial post.
    A screenshot of reactions to Mike Sonko's controversial post.
    More reactions to the post by Mike Sonko on Saturday, November 9.
    More reactions to the post by Mike Sonko on Saturday, November 9.

    "That Professor is very wise. This is absolute truth," Eric Ochanji commented.