Sonko's wars How Sonko uses technology to silence his competitors and detractors

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Nairobi Governor using technology to win political battles

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko play Nairobi governor Mike Sonko (The Star)

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has always been a step ahead of his competitors and detractors.

In his fight for political survival and to keep his name free from scandals, the Nairobi governor has embraced technology.

The youthful governor has on numerous occasions taken advantage of technology to clear his name and put his political detractors and competitors to shame.

In October this year, the governor busted Nairobi county workers union officials who allegedly sought millions in bribe to avert a strike by the workers.

He went ahead and released screen shots of his conversation with the officials in question.

In the aftermath of the allegations, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officers moved in and arrested the officials.

With a section of the public and mainstream media concerned that the governor has not delivered his campaign promises, Sonko has resorted to Facebook to share his success.

Using the social media, he has constantly shared various initiatives by his government, the most notable on being the on-going county clean up exercise.

play Nairobi governor Mike Sonko with his deputy Polycarp Igathe (Facebook)


Two days ago, Sonko released screen shots of a private conversation with his deputy Polycarp Igathe after reports of a fallout emerged in the media.

Using the screen shots, he dismissed the allegations of a frosty relationship with his deputy and confirmed that all is well in his governmnent.

Last year, an audio recording surfaced online after businessman Francis Nyaga Njeru allegedly demolished the home of a helpless family in a land scandal.

play Nairobi governor Mike Sonko attempting to stop a demolition exercise (The Standard)


In the audio recording, a voice which was alleged to be Sonko's was heard blastiing the businessman as they traded insults over the scandal.

While serving as Nairobi County Senator, Sonko intervened during a demolition exercise in Nairobi's South B area.

The flamboyant governor called president and put him on loud speaker. On orders from the head of state, the exercise was halted.

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