Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Tuesday evening had a dramatic interview with NTV reporter Ken Mijungu after he decided to expose his wealth which he claimed was over Sh32 billion.
Sonko lays bare his Sh32 billion empire leaving NTV reporter in shock
I have over 1000 title deeds
Sonko was supposed to answer questions raised by the Auditor General’s report alleging financial impropriety on the city boss and his officials.
The flamboyant governor went ahead to list his vast wealth, saying he had acquired his riches long before he became a public official.
Sonko also produced nearly a hundred title needs for various pieces of land in Nairobi and in the coastal region where he started his hustle.
“I made my first million when I was in form three. I built my first house when in form hour and later built a four-storey house in Kwale after I finished school. I would buy property and sell them in the international market at a higher price,” he said.
He added that he later moved to Nairobi where he did small businesses before expanding to matatus and clubs.
The Governor claimed that at one time, each of his matatus would make Sh40,000 per trip while his club would make Sh4 million per weekend.
For an entire 18 minutes, Sonko laid bare his wealth, showing numerous title deeds for his property – even as Mijungu pleaded with him to move on to another topic.
The title deeds showed the Governor’s parcels of land in Nairobi’s Buruburu estate, 5 acres in southern bypass, 10 acres in Golini (Kwale), 5 acres in Mombasa’s shelly beach, and several pieces of beach plots in Diani, Vanga, and Lamu.
“I am worth the annual budget of Nairobi (32 billion) and I have got more than 5 million dollars (Sh500 million) in fixed deposit accounts,” Sonko said, saying he ould not touch a cent from the public coffers.
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