Former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama has come out guns blazing to defend Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko by asking the president to respect the votes Sonko got in the 2017 election.
Speaking at his home in Mua while hosting delegates and aspirants drawn from Nairobi County, Muthama said that the President had no right to judge the leadership of Sonko as the governor of Nairobi because he was truly elected by Nairobians the same way the president was elected by Kenyans and if Sonko had done a mistake it ought to be solved constitutionally and not taking his office and handing it over to other people.
“Mheshimiwa Rais Uhuru Kenyatta mimi ninakuomba uheshimu kura za mtu aliyechaguliwa na watu wa Kenya kama vile ulivyochaguliwa, watu wa Kenya walichagua Sonko mwenda wazimu, akiwa mjinga, akiwa mfupi , akiwa mrefu waliamua ni sonko, sasa were Rais, ulitoa kipimo yako wapi ya unastahili kukaa na kura zako na sonko hastahili kukaa na zake kama gavana na kura alizopewa na wananchi, ” Muthama said.
Muthama vowed that he will ensure the BBI referendum does not see the light of the day if it was meant to introduce Nairobi Metropolitan Service in Nairobi and do away with the governorship of Mike Sonko.
“Kama kuna kitu nitafanya kazi nione imeshindwa ni BBI na NMS hiyo, leta hiyo referendum tukuonyeshe vile mambo inakaa kwa sababu kama mojawapo ni kumtesa sonko, mimi nakuambia mheshimiwa Kenyatta wakenya wamekasirika tumekasirika na hakuna kuficha hiyo, sonko kama alikua amekosa na uongozi wake kuna utaratibu wa Katiba lakini mlijua hawezi patikana na makosa mkamuita mlango wa nyuma mkampatia karatasi asign akafanyiwa vile amefanyiwa uongozi wake uende lakini tutadumisha katiba sonko awe gavana Nairobi, ” The former senator went.
On Thursday (15th October) Governor Mike Sonko rejected the recently passed county budget for the financial year 2020/2021. Sonko said the budget had a huge deficit and called for allocations to NMS to be voided.
Muthama in the meeting revealed a comprehensive plan to have Kambas dominate MCA and MP seats in Nairobi come 2022.