Sonko Unleashes Old Video After Gen Badi Storms Grabbed Land

  • A photo of Nairobi Metropolitan Services boss Major General Mohamed Badi (left) and Governor Mike Sonko.
    Nairobi Metropolitan Services boss Major General Mohamed Badi (left) and Governor Mike Sonko.
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  • The enmity between Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Director-General Mohammed is seemingly not subsiding after the governor unleashed a video of a grabbed land parcel in Nairobi.

    The governor shared a clip from his interview on NTV in 2019 in which he claimed to know the politics that were at play on the Highridge Public Hospital land sending him on a collision course with Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi.

    Badi, in the company of Wanyonyi, stormed the land parcel on Monday, July 13, where construction works were ongoing on a residential building said to be unapproved.

    The matter had been brought to his attention by the area MCA who sent him a letter dated April 27, 2020.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta with Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director General Mohammed Badi at the Arboretum on June 5, 2020
    President Uhuru Kenyatta with Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director General Mohammed Badi at the Arboretum on June 5, 2020
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    "It has come to my knowledge that the property has been occupied and controlled by a third party for personal use and gain. There is an ongoing construction of residential apartments on government land," read the letter in part.

    Sonko, in his video, however, had disclosed that he suspected political play after Wanyonyi linked him with the unscrupulous dealings that surrounded the parcel which was supposed to host a dispensary.

    In April 2019, Wanyonyi led protests against the illegal occupation of the land claiming that grabbers had possessed it after Sonko had acquired it earlier.

    The first culprit had demolished a dispensary and had commenced development when Sonko repossessed it in August 2018 and promised to rebuild the dispensary.

    Wanyonyi had accused City Hall of approving unprocedural construction works.

    "Being silent is not being foolish, I have just seen some busybodies trying to play bad politics and blame games on the grabbed Highridge Public Hospital land and other grabbed public utilities in Westlands Constituency," Sonko captioned the video after Badi stopped construction on the parcel.

    He also challenged Badi to go to South C where he claimed a businessman from North-Eastern Kenya was constructing a mall on county land earmarked for a nursery school and public playground.