I won’t run for Governor in 2022 –Sonko Announces
Sonko reveals his next Move
According to the Nairobi Governor, he has never run for a political office twice in his political life and he is only intending to serve Nairobians for one term.
“I want to leave a legacy because I will not be running for a second term. I have never run for the same office twice in my political life, so why should this be the first time? I will deliver and leave an efficient office for Nairobians then move on to the next assignment for Kenyans.” Said Sonko in an Interview with SDE
He added that his government is working around the clock to ensure that Nairobi County becomes a better place to live in within his five years in office.
“I know my critics have been discrediting my performance, but my plea to Nairobians is to be more patient and watch us transform the city when systems are back in place. Look, it was impossible to shoot off from the blocks because I inherited a city office infested with corruption, where powerful cartels were deeply entrenched. There were no functional systems. It has not been an easy task cleaning up the county administration. We have had to fire and prosecute all administrators whom we arrested conducting dubious deals.”
Asked whether he will be going for the presidency, Sonko replied by stating that he could even run for the Member of County Assembly’s seat come 2022.
“Don’t get ahead of yourself! I could even vie for a county assembly seat (MCA). I mean, that is one seat I have never contested for! But for now, my focus is on working round-the-clock to ensure that we get Nairobi running like the world class city it ought to be.”
Governor Sonko also revealed that his government is cleaning up City Hall for better services in the city.
“A month ago, the Nairobi City County government launched a data centre to better service delivery in the city. We are working on building a digital city. As a result, we are now depositing close to a billion shillings in revenue collection every month, a sum that is more than double what the previous regime accounted for. We are advocating for stiff penalties against any administrator caught engaging in corruption and the digitised systems will help us achieve zero tolerance to the vice and significantly reduce corruption.” Added Sonko
He added that “ markets and establishments where we will resettle the hawkers and street families.”
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