Questions have been raised about the validity of an online poll conducted by Mzalendo trust that ranked Nairobi Senator poorly in the floor of the senator.
According to the poll, flamboyant and outspoken Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko was those ranked low in terms of senate contributions and tabling of motions in the senate. The Mzalondo poll was scandalous enough to compare Mike Sonko with nominated TNA Senator Hosea Onchwangi who has never even made his maiden speech since his wearing in 2013.
According to the Hansard which captures all recording in the Senate, Hon Sonko was among the top debaters on the floor of the House during debate on the report by the special senate committee on Kenya Airways.
The Hansard also shows that the Nairobi Senator was leading in debate on the impeachment motion against Embu Governor Martin Wambora and also the report by the Senate Public Investments Committee which was probing widespread corruption at City Hall.
Hon Sonko is also ranked among the Senators with most petitions on the floor of the House after he actively tabled petitions to probe former Football Kenya Federation Bos Sam Nyamweya who embezzled funds meant for the nearly aborted trip by Harambee Stars to Cape Verde last year.
The Senate clerks at the registry also proved that Sonko recently tabled several motions which include the establishment of rehabilitation centers in the counties, the hawkers’ bill, and establishment of the ombudsman offices in all the counties, among others.
Senator Sonko also stormed Nairobi County Assembly last year and participated in debate on corruption at city for a record of 4 hours. According to Senate standing orders a Senator is allowed to contribute in the County Assembly proceedings as part of his senate duties.
The survey by Mzalendo Trust comes after the trusted and respected Infotrak pollsters ranked West Pokot Senator Prof John Krop Lonyangapuo as the highest ranked Senator in the country, with an approval rating of 74.5 per cent followed by Hon Sonko whose approval rating was 67.3 per cent, in December 2015.
The Mzalendo trust lobby group is now alleged to be funded by dark forces out fight some MPs and Senators like Hon Sonko to curtail their ambition of seeking positions of governor.