A plot has been hatched to bar Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko from vying for the Nairobi Governor’s seat on a Jubilee ticket.
A group of Kukuyu MPs allied to Sonko’s main rival in Jubilee Party, Peter Kenneth have now plotted to stop the Senator from vying for the seat on grounds of claims that he didn’t seat for his form four KCSE exams, the pending cases Sonko is facing and also over a video where Sonko was captured on camera mobilizing Jubilee supporters to attend President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Tononoka rally on Sunday.
Kiharu MP Irungu Kangata who is at the center of the plot is alleged to have been instructed by PK to issue the press conference. Sources from the CID HQs allege Nairobi women Rep Rachel Shebesh was sent to deliver an envelope containing Ksh 400,000 to a Mr. Ndunda who is the head of criminal records at the CID Head Quarters. The cash was an inducement to make Mr. Ndunda to complicate and block the issuance of certificate of good conduct on cases which were concluded and cleared over 15 years ago.
Hon Shebesh and PK are also alleged to have colluded with leading Jubilee bloggers to circulate a leaked video of Sonko distributing Jubilee branded T-shirts in Mombasa. The video was later picked by Kidero bloggers who claimed that the Senator was dishing out handouts to Mombasa residents to attend the Jubilee Tononoka rally.
Kangata also wants the newly installed Jubilee Elections Board to bar Sonko from the Nairobi Governor’s race claiming that although he possess a Bachelors in Business administration degree from the Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) he failed to clear his form four studies.
In 2013 IEBC cleared Sonko to vie for the Nairobi Senator’s seat after it was confirmed that he cleared his form four in Kwale High in 1992 and later after some years proceeded to do a Diploma course in Business Administration and Management at UNITY COLLEGE in Buruburu.