By Albert Nyakundi Amenya the Banana Peddler
If you love or hate him, if you countenance or
discountenance his meritorious character, you are at liberty to decide. An English proverb says that “A drop of ink makes a million think” I am neither dropping mine to bedazzle anyone, nor am I hired to extol someone.
However, I can readily demonstrate that Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi also rechristened as Sonko, has proved both haters and pundits wrong following his generous activities to jumpstart the economic lives of the underprivileged.
Whoever thought nothing good can come out of a parentless child need to re-examine their illusions. Sonko’s charitableness is buttressed by the fact that he transcends religion and tribe.
Since he joined the political football as a striker, he has scored countless hat tricks more than any many player/governors in form of development. Since he was birthed politically not long ago, he has been growing successful and victorious by the day.
Without a doubt, I can implacably confess – even by affording unassailable evidence – that the gates of hell cannot prevail against this man because the great gods, who nursed and nurtured the bigheartedness in him, have not misplaced their vision. Rather, they keep injecting new ideas and fresh energy that keep the flames of selflessness in him burning unrelentingly. That’s this inspirational bloke is doing exactly what he was meant to do in this life.
At one point, cartels were not happy that Sonko is the Governor of Nairobi. With the help of their nihilistic/Githeri media, they decided to display the sense of anathema and immaturity. They went as far as diverting the rain waters from filling Ndakaini Dam so that when the rains stop, Nairobians would lack water and blame their governor.
Seriously, it’s unheard of a human being that spent nine months in their mother’s womb, to block water from reaching his fellow humans. But Governor Sonko conquered them nonetheless. Kweli watu hutoka mbali.
But From KAKUMA to MBOONI, Mombasa to Malaba, Kisumu to Isebania, Nairobi to Kisii, Machakos to Garissa, everyone knows the game by these cartels. They know well that Sonko denied them an opportunity to fleece the county with their corrupt tendencies.
That is why Igathe left. But the people trust Sonko. Nairobians have seen change in him and they stand with him. No wonder he managed to marshal close to a million voter soldiers that sent him to the helm of Nairobi leadership as Governor.
Despite the massive multiplication of character snipers, Governor Sonko’s unwavering extraordinary account of good deeds will permanently remain unexpurgated. As the Englishman once opined “A good example is the best sermon”
You see, haters have all altered sleep due to Sonko’s amazement. They cannot sleep anymore. They know they have skeletons in their closets too. That is why these children of corruption, political prostitutes and inconsequential beings are panting now profuselybecause they can’t believe that Sonko is in charge of nairobi. They have climbed the trees to the apex that their antics on these trees now is like the antics of buffoons which is a comic relief in the marketplace.
Remember this is the man who paid in full baby Scandy’s surgery fiefs in India. This is the man who picked boxer Conjestina from the hole of poverty and rebranded her. It is Sonko that fished another former boxer Suleiman Bilahli from a den of Changaa and revamped hime for the better. These among others, are just but a few stellar activities accomplished by this great man.
Nevertheless, even the recent Nazification of his character and reputation by cartels/hate-mongers for hire has been totally unsuccessful.
To demonstrate his unflagging commitment to the betterment of health care among Kenyans, Governor Sonko has set up private gut-wrenching rescue team that responds resoundingly to all sorts of emergencies free of charge. Strikingly, such dutiful gesture is undoubtedly a personified commitment worthy of mirroing. But haters of ours are envious of this too.
Truthfully speaking, no human is perfect and the Nairobi governor is no exception. In fact, in Gusii land where I was birthed thirty something years ago, my antecedents used to advice that “Even the King’s anus has some odour no matter how flamboyant he looks” The governor just like any human being, has his shortcomings too. He has a skeleton in his closet But since a good name is better than a good face, his good deeds neutralizes all. After all is it not the wise that said “A calm sea never made a skilled mariner”
A good leader leads at the battlefront and not the one who makes mountains out of molehills by giving petty excuses on why he cannot tour troubled parts areas of his domain. Once a poor young man, H.E. the governor understands pretty well that a day of sorrow is longer than a month of joy. When his people are hit by a catastrophe, the man goes the whole hog and joins victims in the ground.
When his people are calamitously struck, Governor Sonko despite the time, place, weather and nature of the calamity, is always at the forefront to ensure serenity is restored. Just like Everett Dirksen, Governor Sonko is a man of fixed principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
The exceptional enterprises performed by this maverick and venturesome governor have birthed adversaries from within and without his political spheres. The incomparable activities Sonko has partaken are the best defense against any unholy tribal alliances fashioned against him.
Call him whatever you want, anything – but Sonko’s character will forever gladden the great people of Nairobi.
Many say that this man should go for the presidency. Peradventure, he is the man to save this country; there is no gainsaying the fact. Others say he is thuggish in his way of doing things. Well, if governor Mike is an example of a thug, then we should have more of those thugs.
Other economic robbers, who claim they are elected to serve, should emulate the sterling example of this man and desist from gross of public offices. After all, he who fails to learn is not wise. What Sonko has done is ultimately unrivalled no matter how hard crackpots launch opposing diatribes against him.
If this we had only 100 Sonkos, this country would be the best place to live. He has set a new standard of excellence for Kenyans to strive toward and Nairobians and Kenyans owe this man of the moment, a huge debt of gratitude. Long live Governor Sonko.
Sonko is a man of impeccable character and passionate convictions. He is too courageous to be scared, too determined to be defeated and too clever to be hoodwinked.
(The writer sells Bananas in the streets of Kisii Town)