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Sonko takes action after city restaurant was accused of grabbing backstreet


Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (Twitter)

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has finally taken action after a popular city restaurant was accused of grabbing a backstreet.

According to activist Boniface Mwangi who blew the whistle on the grabbing, Governor Sonko sent his officials to remove the illegal gates the restaurant had erected to block Asma Lane.

After yesterday's post about @cjs254 grabbing Asmah Lane, today Governor @mike.sonko sent his people to remove the illegal gate. It's a good start to reclaiming public spaces. If you know of a public space that has been grabbed in your county, tag your governor, hashtag #Rudisha #TeamCourage,” wrote Boniface Mwangi on his social media pages.


The Nairobi Governor’s action came a day after Mwangi accused him of receiving a bribe from CJs restaurant to allow them grab the entire backstreet.

Security guards

The Koinange Street based restaurant also had security guards manning the illegally put up gates.

This restaurant @cjs254bribed officials at Governor @mike.sonko"s city hall and grabbed an entire backstreet lane, Asmah Lane. They even have a uniformed guard stationed there. Will Sonko reclaim the lane or he approves the grabbing? When you dine there, you promote corruption #Rudisha,” said Boniface Mwangi.


Boniface Mwangi, an activist and Starehe Constituency MP Aspirant has been running a campaign to have under the hashtag (#Rudisha) that aims to make sure all grabbed public land returned.


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