Nairobians have their say on Sonko’s surrender to the state
It could either be a well-calculated move to secure his political future or a noose around the neck that will ultimately strangle Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Whichever the case, Sonko’s hand over of county functions to the National Government has left Nairobians scratching their heads.
Besieged governor Mike Sonko signed off the management of the county to Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa at an impromptu event at State House, Nairobi on Tuesday evening.
The event was witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka and Attorney General Paul Kihara.
The turn of events surprised many Nairobians, especially since Governor Sonko has lately been fighting to clear his name on all corruption charges he is facing in court so as to be able to return to office.
Social media was abuzz as Kenyans on Twitter carried a robust conversation on the new developments.
Sonko surrendering Nairobi county to National government is the best news for Nairobians. I’m glad mistakes done in 2017 can be rectified.
— Askin (@Owiyoerick) February 25, 2020
No doubt Sonko is the Worst mistake Nairobi has ever done. We simply elected him coz he was good in giving relief food and Sonko Rescue Team. Other than that he knows nothing about Development and He has done nothing for this Nairobi county as The Governor.
— RAPEESMO (@itsRapeesmo) February 25, 2020
Sonko has done the most Honest thing; handing over some powers to President Uhuru Kenyatta. Nairobi County shouldn’t have had it’s functions devolved in the first place. However, Sonko can now breath freedom. The bureaucrats wanted to tame him and they have won. STATE HOUSE wins pic.twitter.com/w3G7FgjMX8
— Abuga Makori EGH, MBE (@o_abuga) February 25, 2020
So now, will Sonko continue drawing a salary even without substantively working ?
— I am (@Lawi_Makori) February 25, 2020
The Monster has found his way back to Nairobi country.
I can’t wait to see the perennial water shortage back.
The running Battle between mama mboga and kanjo in Estates.
At least Sonko tried. His only mistake is that he didn’t EAT with the OWNERS!
— gordon okal (@GordonOka) February 25, 2020