A war of words has emerged between Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko and editors from Nation Media group.
The flashy Senator is accusing Editors from Daily Nation and the moribund Nairobi News of receiving bribes from his political enemies to tarnish his image.
The Senator was heard telling his lawyers to get ready for a legal tussle with Nation Media Group over a story they recently published which portrayed him negatively, in the story the senator’s bodyguards were pictured carrying high caliber rifles.
The story also claims Sonkoâ€™s bodyguards harass City motorists when the Senator is caught up in traffic and has challenged them to produce any evidence of a city resident or motorist who has complained against his bodyguards.
Now the flamboyant Senator has threatened to expose the editors and reporters behind the stories and he has promised to release evidence including mpesas transactions and audio recordings of more than 5 reporters and editors to show how they are normally bribed possibly by politicians to portray him as a violent, inaccessible and anti social leader.
â€ I have the evidence to nail down those editors who are on a mission to finish me politically.â€ said the Senator during a night out with his friends.
The latest war between Sonko and NMG comes at a time when the Senator has outshined Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero by unveiling the â€œSonko Rescue Teamâ€ which will help City residents with emergency rescue.
According to sources at City Hall Kidero is also not amused by President Uhuru Kenyattaâ€™s decision to have Sonko read his speech during the burial of the mother of former Kamkunki MP Simon Mbugua at Langata cemetery.
Itâ€™s a now a wait and see situation on how the relationship between Sonko and Kideo will end up with the launch of the â€œSonko Rescue teamâ€.
The fleet comprises of ambulances, garbage collection lorries, breakdowns for drunk drivers whose vehicles will be carried or towed direct to their doorsteps, hearses which will transport bodies from Nairobi to any part of Kenya free of charge, new land rovers dubbed mashinani security patrol to patrol Nairobi estates with the assistance of armed police, tankers to give free clean water to city residents, small fire fighting engines which will be able to penetrate areas with narrow paths and finally free limos for weddings which comprises of 3 hummers and a Mercedes limo which will be donated to couples during weddings.
According to Sonkoâ€™s senior aide the rescue team has directly employed over 2,000 youths in the City.
Below are some of the photos of the Sonko Rescue team, CLICK photo to maximize view