Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Friday issued a response to Standard's newspaper headline which read: "Is Sonko the most dangerous man in Kenya?".
Yes, I am the most dangerous man in Kenya - Sonko issues statement after Standard headline
How I became the most dangerous man in Kenya - Governor Sonko
On his official social media accounts, Governor Sonko posted a statement with the heading: "Yes I am the most dangerous man to the cartels, the corrupt, the land grabbers and the lazy."
Standard published that the Nairobi boss is "The bully no one dares to touch...A populist whose antics excite some – a master of expletives – his leadership style is suffocating the city. How do you solve a problem like Sonko?"
The Governor alleged that the publication may have been paid to publish the article which went into detail on the views of City Hall insiders.
Sonko claims intimidation by EACC
"What some of the unprofessional gutter press and media houses being used don't know is that the more they direct this war at me, the more they make me even more stronger.
"Let it be known that no amount of sponsoring of newspaper headlines, intimidation by EACC officials and clueless pressers by MPs can divert my attention from fighting graft and reclaiming back what belongs to the public," Sonko's statement read in part.
"Today I am shocked that according to their own survey on corruption analysis of 2018 released 2 days ago by the EACC commissioners at the illegally acquired Integrity Centre, Nairobi is not even in the list of top 20 most corrupt counties," the Governor posted.
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