Sonko’s un­ruly be­hav­iour will cost him gov­er­nor race

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Nairobi Sen­a­tor Mike Sonko shocked many when he de­clared him­self the act­ing Pres­i­dent at the week­end. This was dur­ing the funeral of for­mer Kathi­ani MP Wavinya Ndeti’s hus­band. He said be­cause Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta was in Togo while Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto was in France, he was the act­ing Pres­i­dent be­cause he is “third in com­mand po­lit­i­cally and so­cially”. This was iron­i­cal be­cause the DP was in Ikolo­mani, Kakamega county, cam­paign­ing for the Ju­bilee Party. He went ahead to ut­ter de­mean­ing words such as ‘ga­sia’ re­fer­ring to those who were try­ing to stop his tirade. That Sonko in this dig­i­tal me­dia era, where all events are eas­ily recorded, could make such re­marks, is telling. He seems to for­get he has de­clared his in­ter­est in vy­ing for Nairobi gov­er­nor. Such ut­ter­ances limit his chances of not be­com­ing the county boss or win­ning at the al­ready crowded JP nom­i­na­tions.

KEVIN SHIKHULE Via email

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