Sonko’s phone conversation with Ndolo leaks online

By Vincent Kejitan | Wednesday, Aug 21st 2019 at 09:47
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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has often portrayed himself as the voice of the oppressed although some people have a problem with his honesty and choice of words.

Well, former Makadara MP Reuben Ndolo learnt this the hard way when he reached to the governor to bail him out after he was arrested over the weekend.

Ndolo was arrested on Saturday night at Bustani Gardens along Oledume Rd in Nairobi for creating disturbance and threatening to kill and he reached out to his close friend, Sonko, to help him out.

In the phone call, which has now been leaked online, Ndolo pleads with Sonko to help him out but the governor maintains that the rights of Wanjiku should be upheld at all times, adding that despite their close friendship he will let him (Ndolo) spent the night in police cells.

Here's how the conversation went:

Ndolo: Utawacha mimi nilale kwa cell na mimi ni ndugu yako bwana?

Sonko: Hakuna cha undugu kazini. Ile kitu naweza kukufanyia, wacha niende KFC nikubuiye kuku uletewe.

Ndolo: Ndugu yangu, wewe ni mdogo yangu, unaweza kuniambia hivyo?

Sonko: Mimi naangalia kazi. Wacha uletewe kuku, ulale cell kesho upelekwe kotini. There is no one who is above the law.

The governor adds that he knows what transpired prior to Ndolo’s arrest and maintains that the former legislator was at fault.

“We can’t spend the day together, eat together as we fight for ‘Wanjiku’ from the city cartels and at the same time you go and break the law,” he adds.

Ndolo was on Tuesday charged alongside six others for creating disturbance and threatening to kill.

Appearing before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku, he denied the charges and was released on a cash bail of Sh200,000.

His co-accused were Daniel Otieno Juma, George Otieno, Cyrus Nyamboga Gichana, Bernard Ochieng Andai, Dick Otieno Ombaka and Hassan Dima Wario.

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