Mike Sonko now outlines new policies for Nairobi

Sonko's 100 days as Governor

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Mike Sonko. PHOTO: KENYA TODAY

On the evening of Thursday, May 18, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko gave an outlook of how his first 100 days as the Governor of Nairobi will look like.

The firebrand politician promised Nairobians that he will be an honest and fair county boss as compared to the incumbent Governor Evans Kidero of ODM.

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Deputy President William Ruto and Senator Mike Sonko during their Eastleigh tour on May 17, 2017. /DPPS

He went on to promise the introduction of policies that will go a long way in changing the lives of poor residents who faced oppression under Kidero’s administration.

During his first 100 days, the Senator vowed to do away with licences for small scale traders like hawkers and mama mbogas.

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He also also promised to reduce the land rates in the city which he claimed were too high for most residents.

“In my first 100 days in office, I will abolish permits for mama mboga and hawkers and also reduce land rates,” Sonko said.

But he didn’t stop there, the Senator also gave his word to Nairobians that he will deal with the county askaris who have harassed business people especially the hawkers in the city.

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”I will make sure all city askaris are sent for fresh training as we hire new ones who instead of harassing business people will be now responsible in identifying problems affecting the residents” the Senator said.

An upbeat Sonko was confident of trouncing Governor Kidero in the forthcoming General Election scheduled for August 8, saying he had lost support of the residents.

This comes just days after picking Vivo Energy Managing Director Polycarp Igathe as his running mate after vigorous interviews done by State House operatives. He unveiled the energy guru in a function that was attended by Deputy President William Ruto and other party officials on Monday, Tuesday, May 16.

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Weeks prior, the flambo politician floored former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth and one time Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru to be named Jubilee Party candidate in the race for Nairobi Governor.

Sonko is now gearing up for the political battle of his life against the current county boss who has NASA’s backing and lawyer Miguna Miguna. The latter is running as an independent candidate.