I got an E in maths, so what? – Mike Sonko

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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. PHOTO: THE STAR

Controversial Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has been on the receiving end lately and the situation seems to get murkier by the day.

Sonko who has his eyes set on the Nairobi gubernatorial race, nearly got his political career cut short after almost getting locked out of the Jubilee Party nominations due to lack of a vital document. He was given his certificate of good conduct, the evening before the deadline.

Former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth. PHOTO: WIKIWAND

With the party primaries now on sight, Sonko has found his fight’s with Peter Kenneth, with whom he is contending against for the JP ticket, getting even hotter.

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The Senator recently hit out at Peter Kenneth with all manner of accusations, saying would not step down for him in the race for Nairobi Governorship by way of consensus. That he is not willing to share a table with him, ever.

His rage may be because of a rumour going round that the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led Jubilee Party is currently in talks to hand the former assistant minister an express ticket.

A rather agitated Sonko who was interviewed by Citizen TV on the evening of Sunday, March 19, said he will not step down for Peter Kenneth after the latter refused to back President Uhuru Kenyatta in the last elections.

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“I am not ready for consensus. I am ready to go to the ballot,” Sonko said in the dramatic interview that saw him refer to the former Gatanga MP as “burger”, repeatedly.

He said: “The offense Peter Kenneth committed, he was fighting the President in 2013. Several leaders from Mt Kenya region approached him to step down for Uhuru, he refused. Let him feel the same way we felt, I will no step down for him.”

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The Sanator continues to accuse Peter Kenneth of receiving funds from foreigners so as to sabotage President Uhuru’s bid for presidency in 2013, at a time when he was fighting a case in the ICC.

Sonko who kept referring to Kenneth as a chewing gum (his initials PK is similar to a popular gum), said the former MP likened Uhuru to a criminal when he said he was unfit for presidency due to his ICC case.