He Told Me to Wear Goggles- Sonko's Response to Uhuru

  • 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.
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  • Former Nairobi governor has clapped back at President Uhuru’s claimed that his only interest was self-image instead of delivering the promise he had pledged to Nairobians.  

    Sonko played a recording of the president saying that he did not have any personal problem with the former governor.   

    While speaking during a campaign rally over the weekend for the Machakos Senatorial seat, Sonko said that he did not want to mention names because of the threats. He further claimed that its the president who taught the former governor to wear the goggles when they were on good terms before he was impeached.

    Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko during his impeachment hearing in December 2020.
    Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko during his impeachment hearing in December 2020.

    “Sitaki kutaja jina kwasababu atasema niwekwe ndani ama niuwawe,” Sonko added.  

    Sonko also went to list a number of projects he claimed were only completed under his leadership at the Nairobi County.  

    “Goggles ndiyo imejenga masoko Nairobi ambayo hajayafunguwa. Goggles ndiyo imepatia vijana kazi. Goggles ndiyo imejenga fire stations tatu Nairobi hata babake hakujenga,” Sonko lamented.  

    The controversial governor also claimed that he had not touched even a cent from the county and that the whole world knew it.  

    Uhuru had said that he had tried telling the governor that he would bring someone to help him with his job if he continued to show no fruit. 

    “I told him if he was not able to deliver, I would bring him someone to help, but he was reluctant because he wanted to continue ‘eating money’, then I told him, if that’s it, then bye” Uhuru added 

    “I tried to help my friend the other day, ati yeye ni Kijana, I told him if you need help, I will bring someone told help you, wewe kazi yako ni kuvaa goggles and then telling people, oh, look at the job I’m doing,” he said. 

    The governor was impeached in December, 2020 which was followed by a series of rants from the governor claiming that president Uhuru was responsible for him losing his job.  

    Sonko also requested for the witnesses in the case pitting Sonko against Interior PS Karanja Kibicho over their alleged involvement in stage managing violence during the 2017 elections campaigns to be protected.  

    Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko during a past address.
    Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko during a past address.