Sonko Deletes Extreme Insult Against Uhuru

  • Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (left) with President Uhuru Kenyatta
    Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (left) with President Uhuru Kenyatta
  • Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Saturday, January 16, hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta when he reacted to a comment made by retired Chief Justice David Maraga calling for the impeachment of the head of state.

    Sonko took his social media to agree with the call for impeachment and went further to insult the president with a personal attack - using a term that is not fit for publication.

    He later edited the caption of his post leaving out the term in the subsequent tweet and Facebook post.

    "This is the right guy to be impeached," he stated.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko meeting in 2020.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko meeting in 2020.

    The post had already elicited wide reactions from a section of Kenyans online.

    "Sonko is playing with fire" one Benson Wanjiru noted.

    "Mike Sonko has deleted his previous tweet. His new tweet is truthful & respectful. The damage may have been done, but it is never too late to do the right thing," Nahashon Kimemia commented.

    Sonko has on numerous occasions expressed his displeasure with President Kenyatta’s regime, often using personal attacks to make his point.  

    “Let him also be a former President before his retirement the same way he made me become a former Governor before the end of my time. I hate you Your Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. You are the worst President,” the politician sensationally stated on January 4, 2021.

    He regretted having pledged his loyalty to the head of state, only for him to take over the running of the city through the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.

    The former governor also accused officials from the Office of the President of intimidating politicians.

    “Wanjikus, myself included, are fed up with the dictatorial leadership of our once upon a time beloved President whom I used to love with all my heart. There was a time I was even ready to lose my life coz of supporting him,” he added.

    Anne Kananu Mwenda was on Friday, January 15, sworn in as Deputy Governor at the Kenya International Conventional Centre (KICC).

    This is after she was successfully vetted and approved by the County Assembly's vetting committee in a process that only took one hour.

    Nairobi Deputy Governor Anne Kananu Mwenda takes the oath of office on Friday, January 16, 2021