Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko may have chewed too much when he openly declared – albeit through actions – that he will be on the ballot for Nairobi gubernatorial seat.
Sonko recently registered for a bachelor’s degree from KeMU, and will get before 2017, though the number of classes he attended, assignments done and term papers completed are unknown -even non-existent.
TNA legislators fro central Kenya have dismissed the senator, with Starehe MP Maina Kamanda leading the bandwagon.
At a funeral of former kamukunji MP Simon Mbugua, Kamanda walked out of the burial when Sonko attempted to remind them of his support of President Uhuru, and why he is better off being supported for Nairobi governor come 2017.
However, it appears the TNA creme has settled on Bishop Margaret Wanjiru who is being said was talked out of ODM with the promise of the Nairobi gubernatorial seat. Wanjiru, who is claimed to have family ties with the Kenyattas, recently decamped from ODM in Â a widely publicized frenzy reminiscent of the walkout by the then rift valley ODM rebels led by current Deputy President Raila Odinga.
To add insult to injury, Sonko’s bodyguards were immediately disarmed after the funeral with revelations that the Mt. Kenya group warned President Uhuru to keep the flamboyant senator at arms length with regard to the future of Nairobi politics.
While Sonko sought to downplay the issue, Kamanda remained defiant, lashing at the senator’s way of addressing issues, saying mourners were ‘appalled’.
â€œThe IG owes Kenyans an explanation. If those gun-toting fellows were police officers, he must resign and, if not, then they are criminals who must be apprehended,â€ he said.
Also opposed to Sonko’s bid is Dagoreti south MP David Waweru, seen as a rising politician within the house of Mumbi