Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Friday went on an angry rant while defending himself over accusations of irregularly receiving public funds paid to a company that was paid to collect garbage in the city.
Nliiba nkiwa raia na nkatosheka – Sonko’s angry rant as Nairobians await naming of Deputy Governor
Sonko is not a happy man today
Sonko took to his Facebook page where he hit back at his critics – even as Nairobians awaited him to fulfill his promise to name a deputy governor today.
A spot check by Pulselive.co.ke found numerous comments made by the Governor responding to various individuals on his official Facebook page.
In one comment, Sonko denied a critic’s claim that he had corruptly benefited from public funds, by making reference to his past criminal activities.
“Let's see who falls first. The allagetions (sic) they raised against me have nothing to do with the current garbage collection probe by the eacc. They raised their allegations by copy pasting the Auditors general report which was before the Senate. I have never and will never touch a public coin. Niliiba nikiwa raia nikatosheka na pesa (I stole enough when I was a private citizen),” the county boss stated.
In another post commemorating his father’s death, a netizen asked him to end the delay in payment of wages owed to casual laborers who had participated in the beautification programme.
“That is not my mothers money or your mother's money ati inalipwa vile mimi nataka. It is public money and law must be followed. The request for payment was made to the controller of budjet 2 weeks ago from the day we assembled all casuals at City stadium bad luck the controller of budjet (sic) Agness Odhiambo time lapsed, the one acting was still perusing the documents by yesterday I'm sure once he's satisfied he will authorise treasury to release the payment to us for on wards transmission to all county casuals. Stop reasoning like a ghost casual. Kumbavu (stupid),” Sonko responded.
It remains to be seen if the Governor will appoint a deputy governor – a position that has remained vacant for over nineteen months following the resignation of Polycarp Igathe in January 2018.
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