Yesterday, something happened on Twitter.. A Nigerian twitter user,
shared a picture of Senator Dino Melaye, dancing and swagging, she
complained bitterly about him and wrote; “This man right here, is a senator in my country. Somebody help..”
Immediately, a Kenyan, responded to the tweet and insinuated Dino is
better, he then shared a picture of Nairobi’s current governor, Mike
Sonko, who wears multi million dollars jewelries.
He shared the above picture and wrote: “Wish I could. But this man right here is the Governor of my country.. Nairobi”
Shocked? I am too.. See below, what we could get from Wikipedia, about Mike Sonko, and pictures of his luxury lifestyle.
According to reports, Sonko has several Gold Cars, Uses 24 Karat Gold Phones, and Drinks only from Gold bottles.
Mike Sonko rose to national political prominence when he was elected
as the Member of Parliament for Makadara Constituency, Kenya at the age
His political image was further bolstered by his trouncing of such
political heavyweights as Dick Wathika and Reuben Ndolo to clinch the
seat. The September 20, 2010 by-election was occasioned by a successful
petition by Reuben Ndolo.
After the inauguration of the new constitution of Kenya in 2010 and
the creation of the county governments, Sonko announced his intention to
run for Senator in Nairobi County.
He became the First Senator of Nairobi after it was announced that,
with 808,705 votes, he beat his closest competitor, Margaret Wanjiru of
the Orange Democratic Movement, who had garnered 525,822 votes, in the
Nairobi senatorial election of 2013.
Unlike his time in parliament, where he gained notoriety for
flaunting House Rules, including incidences of inappropriate dressing.
During his time in the senate, he formed the Sonko Rescue Team, an
officially registered Non-Governmental Organization that provided
government-like services to residents of Nairobi slums.
The then governor of Nairobi County, Dr. Evans Kidero opposed the
activities of the group, citing conflict of interests with the county
government’s operations. The Senator acquiesced and donated the vehicles
to the county government after several weeks of tense public exchanges.
As early as January 2016, Mike Sonko had announced his intentions to
run for Governor of Nairobi County in the Kenyan general election, 2017.
After a grueling primary campaign against Peter Kenneth, Sonko run
for the Gubernatorial seat for Nairobi County with the Jubilee Party of
Kenya and defeated the incumbent Evans Kidero to become the second
Governor of Nairobi.