Sonko Trolls Police in Impassioned Message to Supporters

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is escorted from Wilson Airport by police officers after his arrest on December 6, 2019. Facebook
  • Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, sent out a special message to his supporters on Sunday, December 8, 2019.

    Following his dramatic arrest and incarceration on Friday, December 6, the vocal governor took to his official facebook page to urge his followers to let him handle his current predicament on his own.

    "Kwa hivyo tafadhalini nawaomba muwache nipambane na hali yangu ninapofikishwa mahakamani kesho asubuhi kujibu mashtaka yanayonikabidhi. Kitu ninahitaji kwenu nyote wapendwa kwasasa ni maombi, loosely translating to,

    I kindly ask that you let me handle my problems on my own as I wait to be arraigned in court where I will get to answer to the charges laid against me. All I need from you is your prayers," he posted. 

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in handcuffs during his arrest, December 6.
    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in handcuffs during his arrest, December 6.

    He then turned his crosshairs on the police, mocking them over what he alluded to be misplaced priorities.

    "There was no point for the deployment of a police helicopter, more than 25 police cars, and 200 police officers to locate and arrest me, while we all know that, on the same material day, there was terror attack in Wajir County where the chopper with this kind of reinforcement, deployment, and operation was needed," he stated.

    He was referencing the tragic incident in which 11 passengers were killed after suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen attacked a Mandera-bound bus on Friday, December 6.

    He also questioned Director of Public Prosecutions director Noordin Haji as well as the Ethics & Anti Corruption Commission boss Twalib Mbarak, alleging that the entire arrest was politically motivated.

    "I am convinced that my arrest was politically schemed and designed to humiliate and embarrass me," read an excerpt from his statement.

    He went on to urge his supporters to allow the law enforcement agencies to carry out their work, insisting that he only needed the law to exonerate himself.

    The governor is set to be presented in court on Monday, December 9, 2019.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in Voi, Taita-Taveta during his arrest. December 6, 2019.
    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in Voi, Taita-Taveta during his arrest. December 6, 2019.

    "We condemn the manner in which Sonko was arrested in the strongest terms possible. It was inhuman and uncouth.

    No one should be afraid of going to jail, it was created for people, they should have handled him better." Embakasi East MP, Babu Owino stated while speaking to Kenyans.co.ke.