Sonko defects to Ruto camp, condemns Uhuru for being a ‘dictator’

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has officially joined Deputy President William Ruto’s camp. – By Gerald Gekara.

While attending a homecoming ceremony for newly elected Msambweni legislator Feisal Bader, Sonko openly condemned President Uhuru Kenyatta for being a dictator despite being loyal.

“This government does not mean well for hustlers. I respected the President Uhuru Kenyatta, and handed the county over to General Badi, but after suffering I said enough is enough.” He lamented.

Sonko went on to say he was only ousted because he was not part of the supposed dynasties.

He continued to urge Kenyans to go into the 2022 polls with sobriety and avoid selecting leaders on the basis of their families.

Mr. Sonko accused the president of graft and castigating authorities for laxity in arresting culprits that are close to the president.

The flamboyant Governor was sent home by a ruthless Senate, which voted over 4 charges.

In all the charges; 27 senators upheld the charges, while 16 chose to oppose.

However, two senators chose to abstain the vote; one of them being Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja.

Sonko fell out with President Uhuru Kenyatta over the decision to handover key functions to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).

He currently has an active corruption case in court, and was ordered to stay away from his office until the case is settled.

Speaker of Nairobi Benson Mutura will stand in as acting governor since Nairobi does not have a deputy governor.