Senator Mike Sonko is rumoured to have spenT days in Statehouse Mombasa with President Uhuru. The Nairobi senator is a close ally of the president and he is his main man when it comes to by elections.
It’s now being rumoured that Hon Sonko will play a critical role in the upcoming Malindi by elections, although the senator is elected in Nairobi, he is a ‘Coastarian’ by birth and even locals consider him one of their own.
Hon Sonko is said to enjoy good following in the coast especially in Kwale, Mombasa and Kilifi/Malindi, he also got some influence in Taita Taveta due to the high Kamba immigrant community there.
Sonko speaks perfect coastal Swahili and the joke in Nairobi’s Eastlands area is that the coastal accent got many Nairobi ladies falling for him (got laid for free by many cute Eastlandos), this combined with his philanthropic work and Matatu industry network got him to win the Madaraka parliamentary seat on NARC Kenya ticket with easy.
President Uhuru is keen on using Sonko’s Coast networks to gain support in a largely Raila Odinga zone.