Nairobi county governor Mike Sonko has penned an emotional letter to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga over the recent demolitions in Kibera.
Sonko through his social media pleaded with Raila to help advocate for the rights of the poor as he used to before his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The embattled governor cautioned Raila against trusting ‘the system’ that is evicting his people in Kibera like animals.
Sonko reminded Raila that the system he is currently supporting is the same system that stole his elections in 2017 and 2013 adding that sooner or later he will be betrayed.
The governor further claimed that the system is only using Rails in order to get away with injustices in the country saying it is set to dump the former Prime Minister just like it dumped him.
The Nairobi County boss also said that they system will hand over the presidency to someone else who is not Raila.
“Baba Raila Amollo Odinga, Kenyans, especially the poor, used to believe in you as a MTETEZI WA WANYONGE. You have very high chances of becoming the next President BUT usikubali kuwekwa BOX na hii system for your people to be evicted and displaced like animals. The illegal demolition in the video below took place this week in Kibra constituency.”
“With alot of pain and bitterness let me say this, Article 40(4) of our Kenyan Constitution must apply before demolitions and evictions of this nature are carried out, I’m not trying to praise myself but when the Nairobi county Government, National Government and World Bank were doing Karandini market in partnership, my administration spent 18 million shillings to compensate all the traders before they were relocated to another market site at the county depot.”
“Baba remember this the same system that made you suffer for so many years by even stealing your election in 2013 and 2017. Na Baba mimi nakusihi ukae rada, your Son the late Fidel was more than a friend to me, even Her Excellency Mama Ida can attest to this. Fidel wanted me to clinch the Makadara Parliamentary seat on an ODM ticket. Baba I respect you so so much but vile nimerukwa na hii SYSTEM hata wewe unachorewa kurukwa for somebody else and not my friend Hustler. Mark my words, Baba.” Reads part of Sonko’s post.