Mike Mbuvi Sonko, the former Nairobi governor, has threatened to leave the Azimio–One Kenya Alliance after learning that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is plotting his demise.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has prevented Sonko from running for the Mombasa governorship in August, citing a slew of corruption investigations against him.
Raila Odinga, who is also the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader, does not want Sonko to run for the Mombasa county top seat, according to an NTV expose aired on Sunday by Kennedy Muriithi. Raila Odinga, who is also the ODM party leader, does not want Sonko to run because he may defeat his candidate Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir.
So, according to Muriithi, Raila is working behind the scenes to keep Sonko, who is running for the seat with the Wiper Democratic Movement, out of Mombasa politics.
In reaction to Muriithi’s expose, Sonko said “Kumbe kikulacho ki nguoni mwako na anayekufukuza hakuambii toka. Ni wewe mwenyewe uamue kutoka na wakiendelea kunidhulumu nitatoka”