Sonko tells off Kamanda over divisive politics
Nairobi Senator Gidion Mbuvi alias Mike Sonko has taken a jab at Starehe Member of Parliament Maina Kamanda claiming that the legislator vowed in a recent radio interview to use his political influence to ask members of the Central Kenya communities residing in Nairobi not to support him if he bids for any elective seat.
Maina Kamanda was interviewed at Kameme FM on Monday night where it is alleged he advocated for tribal politics against the flamboyant Senator.
Sonko has applauded the listeners who he says were not swayed by the MP’s alleged polarizing utterances. He took to his official Facebook page on Tuesday to thank them: “I take this opportunity to thank Kenyans in general from Central Kenya who were listening to Kameme FM last night for standing against tribal politics which was being spearheaded by one of the most senior and respected leaders in Nairobi.”
He added that Kamanda went ahead to warn the President against endorsing him (Sonko) for any elective seat; “The said leader went ahead and even warned the President that should I be nominated to run for any elective seat, he will ensure our brothers and sisters from the Kikuyu community vote against me.”
Sonko, however, says he has no love lost for the veteran politician and that he should adjust his political tactics instead of using divisive techniques; “I respect him a lot as he is the same age as my real father, but his kind of politics has been overtaken by events. I know my brothers and sisters from the Kikuyu community very well; I have stayed with them, and will continue working for them and all other Kenyans disregard of their tribes.”
The Senator went ahead to claim that that Kamanda negatively used his influence as Chair of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee to appoint his son as Kenya Ports Authority’s Director.
“If indeed the said leader is interested in tribal politics, why has he used his influence as the Chair of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee in parliament to appoint his son as Director of KPA and the same mistake he repeated when he was an MP by nominating his same son and brother as councilors,” wrote Sonko.
“Were there no other Kenyans suited for those positions other than his family members?” questioned the Senator.
Sonko concludes his post by asking Kenyans to embrace unity and integration; “Kenyans let us be united, we are one. It is time of working for Kenyans and honoring campaign pledges.”
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