Flamboyant Kenyan Senator Drops 'Gangsta' Image

Gone were the gold and diamond rings and chains, the mohawk and the ripped jeans - a new-look Senator Mike Sonko came across as sober, calm and thoughtful on Citizen TV's JKLive. And the controversial ruling party nominee for the Nairobi governorship was decked out in a conservative business suit.

Kamukunji Jubilee candidate for MP Simon Mbugua, flanked by Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko (left), addresses reporters at the party's headquarters in Pangani, Nairobi, on May 4, 2017.