By Nephat Kinyua
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is a man under siege after Office of the President cartels led by Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho declared total war against the Jubilee Governor.
Sources at Harambee House indicate PS Kibicho and Nancy Gitau, a political advisor at OP have already set aside millions of shillings to fight Sonko at City Hall and also through the media, where the Daily Nation has been identified as the propaganda tool to tarnish the image of the Governor and reduce his popularity by sabotaging his development plans.
Trouble is reported to have started when Sonko failed to mobilize Nairobi County Assembly MCAs to approve the nomination of Peter Kariuki as the Nairobi County Secretary. The fate Kairiuki who is project of Kibicho and Nancy is still unknown after Sonko recalled his nomination in February to allow for further consultation.
Kibicho and Nancy are also said to be behind the controversial Nairobi Metropolitan Authority Bill 2017. The Bill which was blocked by MPs is part of a well-orchestrated game plan to have Nairobi City County under the management of a State owned body under the control of cartels.
According to sources at Harambee House, Sonko’s troubles escalated when he refused to head to calls by cartels at Harambee House to appoint a deputy governor of their choice following the resignation of Polycarp Igathe. It’s reported that Kibicho and Nancy were pushing for the appointment of their relative as Sonko’s deputy to ensure they control activities at City Hall.
The powerful Kibicho is also reported to have ordered police to repossess the official flags on Sonko’s official vehicle.
The latest onslaught against Sonko was evident on Sunday when Nation Media was used by the powerful Harambee House cartels to send an erroneous SMS alert indicating that Sonko has claimed Central Kenya leaders are planning to sabotage Deputy President William Ruto’s2022 presidential bid.
The group also edited Sonko’s speech to ensure it portrays him as an enemy of Central Kenya.
However Jubilee activist Josiah Murigu has come to the defense of Sonko saying that the cartels at OP are out to fight the governor.
“Governor Sonko is basically encouraging the DP to soldier on. He is talking out of experience with Kikuyus in his political career. Kikuyus look for quality leadership traits in a person and that is how they opted to elect Sonko as an MP of Makadara and left their own Dick Wathika ( RIP). Kikuyus overwhelmingly voted for Sonko in his Senatorial bid and left out Bishop Wanjiru. Kikuyus further to the last man supported Sonko in his gubernatorial bid . In a nutshell, Governor Sonko was supporting Kikuyus against propaganda gaining currently that Kikuyus will disappoint DP Ruto in 2022 pursuit for Presidency!! It’s a matter of common notoriety that some senior Government officials numbering around 4 ( source of the propaganda) from Central have curiously and wrongly been inciting some politicians to start criticising the DP and have started tarnishing the good name of kikuyus. It’s was therefore prudent for Governor Sonko to deal with the issue bluntly in defense of Kikuyus!!” said Murigu in his social media posts.
Here is a raw video of Sonko’s speech at PCEA Evergreen Church in Runda on Sunday.