Sonko’s unruly behaviour will cost him governor race
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