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Sonko: I can never support Kidero, our lunch was just coincidental

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has dismissed media reports that the lunch shared with Governor Evans Kidero was to discuss on ways to work together, stating that he still has an oversight role to play.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Sonko termed the claims as malicious. He added that he is still the senator of Nairobi and will keep fighting corruption in City Hall. He further said that he is firmly in the Nairobi gubernatorial race.

Sonko said he was not in any way warming up to Kidero as they are competitors and the photos that were taken when the two had lunch were just coincidental as they had both attended a meeting and were on a lunch break.

According to the senator, he and Kidero were attending a Parliamentary Standing Committee meeting on Roads and Transportation at Prugna Room in the Intercontinental Hotel and over lunch break, the governor joined him.

“I wish to categorically state here and now that I have never, am not and will never support Dr Kidero who is my competitor for the 2017 gubernatorial race. My loyalty to Jubilee Party and H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Government remains unshakable and unrivalled,” said Sonko.


Sonko intends to contest the Nairobi governorship in 2017 on a Jubilee Party ticket that has attracted among others Pastor Margaret Wanjiru, Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru and Water Cabinet S Eugene Wamalwa.

“I read malice and propaganda in the story only meant to portray me as a traitor having been recently appointed to the President Uhuru’s presidential re-election campaign Team… It was during the lunch break that Dr Kidero joined me and Hon. Simon Mbugua for lunch and nothing political was discussed,” said Sonko.

The senator added that he is still playing his role of oversight as an elected leader in the county and will not be compromised to side with the county government amid heightened corruption at City Hall.

“Finally, I will continue to oversight the Nairobi Country Executive and to hold the Governor to account for all the monies received from the exchequer and from the locally generated revenue. My fight against corruption at City Hall continues and those dreaming that taking lunch with Dr Kidero was to compromise me are in for a rude shock. I cannot and shall not let down the good people of Nairobi, aluta continua,” he concluded.