Nairobi County Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko on Sunday honoured his pre-election pledge to ukambani elders by donating a 14-seater van which they had requested in July when they installed his as an Akamba elder.
Speaking during the handover of the vehicle to the elders at his home in Mua hills, Mr Sonko thanked the elders for their blessings and prayers.
The van will be used by the elders for their transport needs. Sonko was also given the mantle to lead the community by the Akamba Clans Governing Council of Elders.
“I thank the elders who have walked the journey with me. I give them this 14-seater van as my appreciation and will give them another in due course,” said the Nairobi Governor.
He also promised to purchase a similar van for a group of women dancers who had accompanied the elders.
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The Chairman of the Elders Mr Boniface Kilonzo thanked Sonko for his generosity and for minding the welfare of the elders. Kilonzo said Governor Sonko was visionary and should lead the Akamba community.
"As elders we have seen the future and are sure of Mr Sonko's good leadership. We give him the mantle to lead the Akamba community, "said Kilonzo.