Did President William Ruto’s KK Coalition Shortchange Mike Sonko?

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko allegedly signed a secret deal with the Kenya Kwanza coalition ahead of the last general elections but nothing much has been heard about the deal. The former Governor whose attempts to get back to elective politics failed after the Supreme Court ruled against him is said to have entered into a deal with President William Ruto’s party but unfortunately for him, he seems to have been shortchanged.

According to sources, Sonko had been promised several appointments for himself and his close allies unfortunately, not even one has been fulfilled.  Not even Sonko’s running mate, former Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo has been considered for a state job. In the signed MoU, Sonko was promised one CS National Government, three PSs National Government, four Ambassadors, three CEC’s Mombasa County, three Chief Officers in Mombasa County, two CEC’s Nairobi County and three Chief officers in Nairobi County.

The Mombasa deal is now out of the question because the UDA candidate Hassan Omar whom he supported was humiliated by ODM’s Adullswamad Nassir. In the National government appointments, not a single CS got the appointment through Sonko and none of the PS slots was allocated to him. The only remaining promise which could be fulfilled is that of four ambassadors. In Nairobi County, Sonko had been promised two County Executive Committee Members, but not even one of the ten nominees is allied to him.  As for the chief officers, City hall sources also divulged that not even a single shortlisted Chief Officer is allied to him.

Reports indicate that with his corruption case still active in court and because the Supreme Court ruled that anyone impeached cannot hold any public office, there is no hope for Sonko to land any state appointment.

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