Sonko Shuts Down Nairobi Road to Celebrate Mashujaa Day

  • Governor Mike Sonko inspects a guard of honour outside City Hall on October 20, 2020
    Governor Mike Sonko inspects a guard of honour outside City Hall on October 20, 2020
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  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko celebrated Mashujaa Day on Tuesday, October 20 without the usual multitude of people who flock to his events.

    The celebration which was held outside City Hall only featured his staff, county askaris who mounted a guard of honour and a few onlookers who were curious. 

    Authorities cordoned off City Hall to allow the celebrations to be held without interruptions.

    Governor Mike Sonko's convoy of luxury cars.
    Governor Mike Sonko's convoy of luxury cars outside City Hall
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    Governor Sonko arrived in a convoy of luxury vehicles and was given a reception similar to the President. 

    The ceremony did not feature a speech as usual but instead broke into dance to the viral Jerusalema song. 

    The video was edited onto other prerecorded scenes where the governor danced with staff from various departments such as the fire and sports department. 

    The governor spent the rest of the day with the family of the late Rosemary Aluoch Kadondi in Dandora estate.

    The late Aluoch was a former Harambee Starlets goalkeeper who passed on recently after a short illness.

    Governor Sonko promised to help cater for the funeral expenses as he gave the family a cash donation of Ksh 70,000 with his friends adding over Ksh 25,000. 

    He offered to pay for the catering, transport to and from the burial venue as well as a coffin for the deceased footballer. 

    Referring to his sports development agenda, he stated that his administration would help sportsmen and women in the city. 

    In other parts of the country, Governors celebrated Mashujaa Day in functions attended by thousands of their constituents where they recognised national and local heroes.

    A number of county bosses drummed up support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) whose proposals are expected to be made public in the coming days.