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Sonko tells off Raila for declaration of ‘public holiday’ – VIDEO

Nairobi Governor elect Mike Sonko has urged citizens to ignore calls for boycott of work made by the leader of the opposition coalition Nasa Raila Odinga.

On Sunday, while addressing his supporters at at Kamukunji Grounds in Kibera, Odinga called on supporters to boycott work to protest what he said was the stealing of the election and a heavy-handed police crackdown on protesters.

“Tomorrow (today) there is no going to work, wait until Tuesday when I will give directions,” said Mr Odinga.

NO MANDATE

But in a quick rejoinder, the incoming Nairobi Governor said the opposition leader, who is coming off a presidential election defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta, has no mandate to make such a declaration.

“Raila Odinga has no right to declare a public holiday. It is only the president and the Minister of Interior who are mandated by the constitution to declare a public holiday,” Sonko said while urging all citizens to report to work on Monday.

Sonko also made an appeal to the police to remain vigilant and deal firmly with anyone found stealing and destroying other peoples’ property.