By Albert Nyakundi Amenya –Banana Peddler, the County of Kisii
If you love or hate him, if you countenance or discountenance his meritorious character, you are at liberty to decide. They wise say a drop of ink makes a million think. But, I am neither dropping mine to bedazzle anyone, nor am I hired to extol someone. However, I can readily demonstrate that Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi also rechristened as Sonko, has proved both haters and pundits wrong following his generous activities to jumpstart the economic lives of the underprivileged. Whoever thought nothing good can come out of a parentless child, need to re-examine his pathetic illusions. Sonko’s charitableness is buttressed by the fact that he transcends religion and tribe.
Since Sonko joined the political football as a striker, he has scored countless hat tricks more than any other player in form of development. Since he was birthed politically not long ago, he has been growing successful and victorious by the day. Without a doubt, I can implacably confess – even by affording unassailable evidence – that the gates of hell cannot prevail against this man because the great gods, who nursed and nurtured the bigheartedness in him, have not misplaced their vision. Rather, they keep injecting new ideas and fresh energy that keep the flames of selflessness in him burning unrelentingly. That’s this inspirational bloke is doing exactly what he was meant to do in this life.
From KAKUMA to MBOONI, Mombasa to Malaba, Kisumu to Isebania, Nairobi to Kisii, Machakos to Garissa, everyone is for Mbuvi. The people have seen change in him and they Important to note, even during the 2013s 50+1 electoral heisting, he picked no side but chose to stay neutral – no wonder he managed to marshal close to a million voter soldiers that sent him to Senate.
Despite the massive multiplication of character snipers, Senator Sonko’s unwavering extraordinary account of good deeds will permanently remain unexpurgated. Since a good example is the best sermon as my great grandfathers used to say, the most recent one is when he paid in full baby Scandy’s surgery fiefs in India. Nevertheless, even the recent Nazification of his character and reputation by hate-mongers for hire was totally unsuccessful.
To demonstrate his unflagging commitment to the betterment of health care among Kenyans, Senator Sonko has set up private gut-wrenching rescue team that responds resoundingly to all sorts of emergencies free of charge. Strikingly, this dutiful gesture is undoubtedly a personified commitment worthy of emulation.
Truthfully speaking, no human is perfect and the Nairobi Senator is no exception. In fact, in Gusii land where I was birthed thirty something years ago, my antecedents used to advice that “Even the King’s anus has some odour at any given time, no matter how flamboyant he looks” The Senator has his shortcomings too, but since a good name is better than a good face, his good deeds neutralizes all. After all, a smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
A good leader leads at the battlefront and not the one who makes mountains out of molehills by giving petty excuses on why he cannot tour troubled parts areas of his domain. Once a poor young man, Mbuvi understands pretty well that a day of sorrow is longer than a month of joy. When his people are calamitously struck, Senator Sonko despite the time, place, weather and nature of the calamity, is always at the forefront to ensure serenity is restored. Just like Everett Dirksen, Senator Mbuvi is a man of fixed principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
The exceptional enterprises performed by this maverick and venturesome politician have birthed adversaries from within and without his political spheres. The incomparable activities Sonko has partaken in are the best defense against any unholy tribal alliances fashioned against him. Call him whatever you want – a thief, drug peddler, glitzy or ostentatious… anything – but Sonko’s character will forever gladden the great though poor people of Kenya.
Many say that this man should go for the presidency. Peradventure, he is the man to save this country; there is no gainsaying the fact. If Senator Mike is an example of a thief, then we should have more of those thieves. If Sonko pilfers from the rich and shares it among the impecunious, what is the big deal?
Other economic robbers, who claim they are elected to serve, should emulate the sterling example of this Nairobi Senator and desist from gross of public offices. After all, he who fails to learn is not wise. What Sonko has done is ultimately unrivalled no matter how hard crackpots launch opposing diatribes against him.
If this we had only 100 Sonkos, this country would be the best place to live. He has set a new standard of excellence for Kenyans to strive toward and Nairobians and Kenyans owe this man of the moment, a huge debt of gratitude.