Sonko’s speech at Ken Okoth’s funeral service elicits mixed reactions

By Vincent Kejitan | Thursday, Aug 1st 2019 at 16:01
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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Thursday shocked the country when he stated that the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a second wife and a child.

Speaking during Okoth’s memorial service at Moi Girls School, Sonko went ahead to say that the lady, Anita, was later nominated to the county assembly.

"Ken Okoth had another wife, as a governor, I know this…I gave Okoth a nurse, Anita, from Sonko Rescue Team,” said Sonko.

Further, he stated that he would ensure Okoth’s family recognizes the minor to make sure he does not suffer.

“Ken will not forgive me if I don’t save the situation. Ken fell in love with a nurse called Anita from the Sonko rescue team.

“In 2017, he asked me to help him nominate his second wife to the County Assembly and out of respect for him, I nominated Ann Nthumbi,” said the governor.

He also asked legislators to continue with the push for legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes, something Okoth strongly advocated for.

Sonko’s remarks during the funeral left netizens divided as some found his speech unnecessary especially at a time when the family is still in mourning.

Here are some of the reactions:

Why now? Aki these politician. So what... Sonko honestly is important just to let the dead bury their dead.. This is family affair yawa!!!

— NjaNys (@LizNjoki12) August 1, 2019

lakini bado Sonko ni rafiki mzuri.. no one should deny your child his/her birth right — Kieleweke (@job_gathogo) August 1, 2019

Someone needs to school sonko on how to behave when someone is mourning the loss of a loved one. That was not it! #sonko — Tenai Kiptoo (@Natematt1) August 1, 2019

if Sonko can do this when he is normal, what if he is angry? Sonko you can do better than this — Antony koech Myahudi 2?5?4?? (@Anthonykoech254) August 1, 2019

Lakini Sonko Jameni! Yaani nikuanika maneno ya msee peupe kwa mazishi yake. — Gathenya (@GATHENYA) August 1, 2019

#RIPHonKenOkothIf you have secrets,please don't tell them to Sonko. He will come with his Sonko Rescue Team to rescue the secrets so as whoever needs the secrets can hear them! — Jannedy Kennedy (@OmondiKane) August 1, 2019

Sonko hajui bro code, anachoma sanaa — blackrossie (@black_rossie) August 1, 2019

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