Sonko Shields Journalist From His Bodyguards [VIDEO]

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (middle) arrives at Bomas of Kenya for the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Facebook
  • Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko on Wednesday, November 27, during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative report, shielded a journalist from his bodyguards. 

    The journalist from TV47, Elizabeth Mutuku, was seeking an interview with the governor when his bodyguards pushed her away. 

    The governor was seen whispering, "Leave her alone" something to one of his bodyguards, who later allowed Ms Mutuku to conduct the short interview.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at the Bomas of Kenya for the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at Bomas of Kenya for the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

    The Nairobi County boss had just arrived at Bomas of Kenya ahead of the launch.

    "I support the report and I am especially happy that the president talked about joblessness among the youth. Agenda number one will be to address idleness and unemployment in Kenya.

    "If a governor happens to pass on, we want a by-lection to be held so that the citizens are able to elect whoever they want," he stated during the interview.

    While delivering his speech to the masses on the same day, the governor claimed that cartels had infiltrated the event and had even denied him a chance to speak despite his position in the city. He was later given an opportunity to address the gathering.

    "You refused to call me to speak, yet I am the elected governor of Nairobi, where this event is being held,” wondered Sonko.

    The crowd, which mostly consisted of political dignitaries, however, heckled the governor to a point that he got lost for words.

    “Sit down. No cartels here. This is the BBI report launch,” the crowd told him.