I have not seen my husband since Friday – Sonko’s wife

"I am just sleeping alone, I don’t know what will happen..."

Mrs Mbuvi revealed Tuesday evening that her husband, whose bodyguards have been scaled down, according to the Interior Ministry, has been missing home due to security reasons.

“Since Friday, sijaona my husband, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. He has not been around in his Nairobi home because of the security, he fears for his life.

“Security has been withdrawn; both for night and day. All have been taken away including his bodyguards. We are living in fear; especially the children are not used to this kind of life.

“Like now we are sleeping alone, we don’t know what will happen. We only have hopes in our God,” she said as quoted by K24 Tv.

Mrs Mbuvi’s worrying revelation comes amid fears that the governor has resorted to using his rural home in Machakos County to run the affairs of Nairobi County, after videos and photos emerged on Tuesday, in which the governor was holding a cabinet meeting in his home.

On his part, however, Sonko maintained that there is a plot to have him killed by State House officials, whom he has since remained cagy to name.

“They have withdrawn all the security at home, both for night and day. I only have one guard currently. There is no security even at the gate. All my houses in Nairobi have no security,” Sonko said on Tuesday.

26 bodyguards

Interior CS on the other hand on Tuesday, maintained that there was no cause for deployment of 26 security officers to a single governor, after Sonko’s security details were reduced from 26 to five last week.

“A country of our size and the security demands that we have cannot allow us do some of the things we do, which is sheer madness.

“There is no county government official anywhere in this country who needs 26 police officers to guard them,” Matiangi said.

Sonko’s woes started last week Wednesday when he nominated fiery lawyer Miguna Miguna for the post of Deputy Governor, a move which has evoked a mixture of reactions, including sentiments that he is a candidate of impeachment from Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe.

In the meantime, a voter has sued Nairobi governor Mike Sonko for nominating Lawyer Miguna Miguna as his deputy.

In an application filed under a certificate of urgency, John Waigi Migwi claims that Sonko has sent the name of Miguna for vetting when he doesn't qualify to be the deputy governor.

"The nominee does not meet the relevant qualifications for vetting and approval to fill the vacancy in the office of deputy governor as he, not a Kenyan citizen nor a member of Jubilee party on which Sonko was elected," Migwi says.

He alleges that Miguna is a member of a proscribed group of the national resistance movement which is an illegal movement that works with opposition parties and antagonises policies of the Jubilee party.


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