Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been making headlines since his clash with Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris which forced her to walk away from the Madaraka Day celebrations.
The City Boss is now facing rumors about his HIV status . Questions have emerged over the contradictions surrounding his imprisonment and subsequent release from Shimo La Tewa prison.
On Friday, the internet was on fire following a story was written a local daily. The paper stated that there is a judgment issued by former High Court Judge Samuel Oguk in application No 80 of 2001, the late judge reduced Sonko’s sentence by three months having served already 9 months on grounds that he was HIV positive.
In his previous public confessions, Sonko has often maintained that he escaped from prison where he was serving 12 months after being convicted of fraud.
So as to understand Sonko you might need to look at his past criminal record. Sonko faked his HIV status so as to get out of jail. He didn't escape as he keeps on telling people. Justice Oguk who issued the revision order for him to get out of jail, was sacked by the judiciary. pic.twitter.com/R311dTC6fr
— Nyambega Gisesa (@Nyambega) June 5, 2019
This forced Sonko to demand for an apology from the paper claiming that if the paper fails to apologise or retract the defamatory statement he will institute legal proceedings against The Star.
“….that your said malicious and spiteful statements were published without inquiring the truth or falsity thereof….that the said publication has inflicted great prejudice to and has caused our said client extreme damage to his otherwise good reputation as a businessman and community leader…,”the letter from his lawyer Cecil Miller reads.
The flamboyant county boss has made fresh attacks on the media claiming that the Malicious newspaper headlines won’t stop him from serving the Nairobians.
Responding to his HIV Status accusations, Sonko claimed the strory about his HIV status was fake and that Kenyans should not rely on such information. He claimed that he wont bow down because of such accusations. He urged his fans to continue standing with his family during this period as their trying moment.
Posting on his Facebook page, he quoted;
“They think they’ve now silenced me completely through the HIV story but let me say we are a strong family. We have undergone alot of suffering before and during my current political life.The first lady of Nairobi is a strong woman and by Grace of God she shall continue to serve Nairobians for the next 3 years.”
He went on;
“The HIV story shall never divert my attention from serving Nairobians and Kenyans in general wherever they are.
They can cheat Kenyans but they can’t cheat them every day”
Sonko as well states that there has been unfair treatment on him especially from the government officials claiming that the fight against corruption is one-sided.
“When Sonko misses one summon in Senate it becomes an issue and a big headline but when a senior government official implicated in a scandal snubs important summons to shed light why the government lost Ksh650m during his time as PS for Foreign Affairs fails to honour a simple summons, it doesn’t by any standards become an issue”.
Here is the Governor Sonko’s full post;