Sonko Reveals That He Sought The Advice Of President Uhuru Before Entering Mombasa Gubernatorial Race.
Mike Mbuvi Sonko, the former governor of Nairobi, has revealed why he decided to run for governor of Mombasa instead of Nairobi.
In an interview with KTN News, the former governor claimed he decided to run in Mombasa because Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka persuaded him to do so.
“All these decisions were made by my party leader. He told me there are a lot of interests in the Nairobi governor seat,” Mike Sonko said.
Last Monday, Kalonzo handed over the Wiper ticket for governor of Mombasa to Mike Sonko.
Sonko went on to add that he had planned to run as an independent candidate in Nairobi but had been convinced not to by Kalonzo.
“I really feel I betrayed the great people of Nairobi by going to vie in Mombasa. The Nairobi people have never betrayed me since I ventured into politics,” he added.
Sonko revealed that he sought advice from Azimio coalition leaders President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga before deciding to run for the seat.
He stated that he has reconciled with the President, adding that they are currently in a ‘excellent’ working relationship with Uhuru.
“There are no permanent enemies in politics. Yes, I had wronged the president at one point and I abused him. But we are no longer enemies. I even met the president the other day and we had lunch in Dagoretti,” he revealed.