Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko is set to vie for the Mombasa Governor’s seat under the Wiper party.
Mike Sonko was impeached as Nairobi Governor in December 2020. Because of his numerous corruption cases, assault, and terrorist-linked offenses. He has, however, never pleaded guilty in any of the cases.
Also, early this year, Sonko and his family were banned by the United States Government from traveling to the US. Because of corruption allegations related to abuse of office and bribery.
In March, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka said that Sonko should not be denied a ticket since he has not been charged with any crime. “Sonko has not been charged with crimes against humanity. He was only impeached by the County Assembly of Nairobi and the decision was upheld by the Senate,” he noted.
This came weeks after he denounced the Jubilee party. Sonko announced his exit from the ruling Jubilee party. He cited abandonment during his impeachment as one of the reasons for his displeasure.
According to Wiper party’s elections board vice-chair Agatha Solitei, Sonko will face it off with Kisauni Member of Parliament Ali Mbogo in the party nominations.
Sonko’s name formed part of the six-aspirant list that Wiper forwarded to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of candidates they have cleared to seek political seats in various counties across the country.
“That’s the list we have forwarded to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. And yes Sonko has presented himself as a candidate in the Mombasa Governor’s race,” said Solitei.
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