Sonko celebrates two-year anniversary in style

By Standard Reporter | Thursday, Aug 22nd 2019 at 11:24
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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday celebrated his two years in office in style as he shared a song that highlights his achievements.

The song, written by Lucky Boy, dubbed Sonko - The Score Card Nairobi County 047, generally praises Sonko and the projects he has completed in the past two years.

The governor can be seen dancing to the song in his office as the artiste heaps praises on him.

Sonko stated that he would not spend millions on organizing a party but would instead go to a club with members of his cabinet.

“Instead of spending millions of taxpayers’ money doing big parties and publicity, I have decided to celebrate my 2 years’ achievements in office in style.

“After the song I'm in my private club with my cabinet and chief officers karibuni nyote tujivinjari,” he wrote.

Ever since the resignation of Polycarp Igathe as Deputy Governor in January 2018, Sonko has operated without a deputy and recently rejected a Nairobi voter's application seeking to be his assistant.

Last week, Philip Sogot Chepsat put an advertisement in a local daily, seeking to be Nairobi City County deputy governor.

"I Philip Sogoti Chepsat, a voter and a resident of Nairobi, request Governor Mike Sonko Mbuvi, to appoint me as his deputy. I am a university graduate with over 15 years' experience in public service," read part of the advert.

But in rejecting Mr Chepsat's application, Sonko said there was a pending legislation in Parliament on nomination and appointment of deputy governor and that the applicant (Chepsat) was not a woman.

Sonko said he had promised city voters that he would nominate a woman to be his deputy.

According to Chepsat, he had already tried reaching out to the governor, but was not sure if his request had reached him, thus resulting in putting up an advert.

Here is the song:

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