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Mike Sonko receives heroic welcome to Mombasa after declaring gubernatorial interest

by Enock Ndayala

Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has arrived in Mombasa County after declaring his ambitions to succeed outgoing governor Hassan Joho.

The flamboyant city politician was treated to a heroic welcome with Wiper party delegates and locals giving him a standing ovation as he made a grand walk to the coastal region.

The residents who had gathered to welcome the city politician on Wednesday, April 13, were heard pleading with Sonko to address them.

Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has arrived in Mombasa County after declaring his ambitions to succeed outgoing governor Hassan Joho.

“Asimame kidogo tuongee (He should address us)” the residents were heard declared interest in the Mombasa gubernatorial seat on a Wiper ticket after ditching President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee.

Sonko, who seeking to revive his political career following his impeachment in 2020 is expected to face off with Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo in the primaries.

County’s Party Chairman Sheikh Twaha Omar yesterday insisted that the said the party has not closed its door on Sonko from seeking its ticket to run for the gubernatorial race in this year’s General Election.

This was after it emerged that the Wiper party had issued a direct ticket to Mbogo during the party’s NDC at the Bomas of Kenya.

Omar said that the Wiper party only issued an interim nominations certificate which he said does not necessarily mean that a particular candidate should not be subjected to a nomination process.

“What is being referred to as a direct ticket is an interim nomination certificate that can be invalidated, in case more candidates emerge to seek party ticket to run for a particular elective position. I can confirm the party has not issued tickets to any candidate in Mombasa,” he said.

On December 3, 2020, Sonko was impeached by 88 Nairobi MCAs. The matter later proceeded to the Senate on December 17, 2020, and the senators upheld the resolution to remove him from office.

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