Kenya: You Created Sonko, Give Him a Break, Gladys Wanga Tells Jubilee

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko talking to journalists from his car as he leaves Milimani Courts on May 9, 2018.

Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga has accused Jubilee government of frustrating Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

Ms Wanga was reacting to reports that Sonko has been forced to hold two cabinet meetings at his home in Mua Hills in Machakos county out of fear for his life.

"Jubilee is sabotaging Sonko. Wamemfinya ya kutosha let them give him space to work from Nairobi not Machakos," she said on Citizen TV's Power Breakfast show.

"These guys created Sonko, let them give him time and support to work."


But Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei defended the government, saying the top leadership is keen on having the governor succeed.

"We have a Nairobi regeneration programme to help him fix the problems such as housing, roads and security. Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i should consult with Sonko and ensure we get services. Nairobians are not interested in sideshows," said senator.

At the same time Cherargei blamed Sonko for not voicing his frustrations.

"We hope he'll seek protection from the Senate," he added.

Sonko has in the past blamed Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho and Jubilee vice chairman David Murathe - the latter a key confidante of President Uhuru Kenyatta - for his woes.

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