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Sonko gives himself ‘A’ for service to Nairobians

Senator Mike Sonko defended his track record after coming under a scathing attack from Governor Evans Kidero.

And he said he deserved an A scorecard if the projects he had initiated since taking office were anything to go by.

Top on his list of achievements he said was managing to stop influential people from grabbing school land.

“The latest is Nairobi School. I will be taking the person who has grabbed their plot to court very soon,” he said. 

The controversial Jubilee coalition politician also took pride in stopping the demolition of Diamond Park estate in South C as well as that of Nairobi Chapel.

He added he was happy that he had fought vigorously for the rights of mechanics in the city’s Grogon area. They had since been given alternative land, he said. 

His disarmament programme where 16 guns had so far being surrendered had brought Nairobi closer to his vision of a crime-free county, he said. 

“This was a project close to my heart. I had to convince youths caught up in crime I could help them earn their daily bread without terrorising residents. Several brought their weapons voluntarily and I have helped them,” he said.

Other projects he took pride in include giving sanitary pads to girls, opening up free medical camps for residents and reversing, through courts, plans by Nairobi government to increase land rates.

A fortnight ago Dr Kidero wrote to Mr Sonko accusing him of being a stumbling block to the smooth running of his government.

He said his track record consisted of callous pretence of sympathy with victims of disasters.

“I do not engage in too much talk. I act. That is why Nairobians can see what I have done, often going out of my way to spend sleepless nights because I have to attend to their needs,” he said.