Nairobi governor Mike Sonko. FILE PHOTONairobi governor Mike Sonko. FILE PHOTO

Could Nairobi governor Mike Sonko have turned to God’s divine intervention in the face of tribulations that continue to plague his administration at City Hall?

That is the question aroused by an uncharacteristically humble post on Facebook by the otherwise cocky Sonko about how ‘small, thoughtful solutions can solve major problems.’

“A door is much smaller compared to the house, a lock is much smaller compared to the door and a key is the smallest of all, but a key can open the entire house. Thus a small thoughtful solution can solve major problems. Stay blessed and may you have a wonderful day. Above all… Be a blessing to someone,” Sonko recently wrote on Facebook.

This comes at a time when Sonko is beleaguered by a myriad of challenges just five months after his ascension to the highest office in Nairobi.

His biggest setback so far was the shock resignation of his deputy Polycarp Igathe last week.

Igathe resigned in huff citing a ‘lack of trust’ from Sonko, a development that not only left Sonko exposed, but also rocked his administration.


The flamboyant governor has also been on the headlines in the face of a Sh60 billion debt that is threatening to cripple the operations of Nairobi County government.

The situation only got worse on Wednesday morning when Telcom giant Safaricom disconnected internet connection at City Hall over an unpaid sh3.2 million debt.

The outage hampered payment services at City Hall for the better part of the day although the connection was later restored after City Hall made a commitment to settle the bill.

But there has been no respite for Sonko after it was reported on Thursday that police in Kilifi are investigating a case in which his guards allegedly shot at people in the wee hours of Saturday.

Amid all these tribulations, Sonko has caught the attention of his followers with an uncharacteristically humble post on Facebook about how ‘small, thoughtful solutions can solve major problems.’

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