By Bruce Odhiambo
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has once again splashed millions to ensure positive stories on Senator Mike Sonko are not published.
On Friday Kidero made a call to a senior boss at Nation and ordered him to ensure the article by Nic Cheeseman who is a professor of democracy at Birmingham University in the United Kingdom is not published in the widely circulated Sunday Nation.
According tour sources at Nation Media Group, Kidero splashed millions of shillings to block publication of Prof Cheeseman’s article and also a latest opinion poll by respectable pollsters, IPSOS Synovate which showed he will lose to his main challenger Senator Sonko in the August 8 elections.
This is not the first poll showing Kidero has lost grip of Nairobi politics. Last week an internal poll by Infotrak which was funded by Kidero showed Kidero will lose in the Nairobi governor seat race to Sonko but Kidero managed to cook the figures of the poll to show him and Sonko are heading for a neck and neck race.
In the article Prof Cheeseman predicts a Sonko presidency in the future. The Professor says Sonko’s three main pillars which will propel him to the top are; Solidarity, Service and Sincerity.
Here is the link of the Nation article that was to be published in the Sunday Nation but was later dropped after Kidero’s influence.