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Cheers, jeers after Sonko’s hard tackle on Peter Kenneth, Kamanda

April 29th, 2019 1 min read

Kenyans have been left scratching their heads after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Sunday publicly accused former Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Peter Kenneth and nominated MP Maina Kamanda of being corrupt.

Governor Sonko, Mr Kenneth and Mr Kamanda had attended Cotu’s prayer day at St Stephens ACK Nairobi, when the county boss accused the two politicians of being beneficiaries of corruption

The Governor linked Mr Kenneth with the collapse of Kenya-Reinsurance in the 90’s. He also linked Mr Kamanda with land grabbing in Nairobi.

The nominated MP told Mr Sonko to stop reckless attacks against fellow politicians.

“If you stop and ask a class two or class three pupil the most corrupt person in Kenya, they will give you only one name. And everybody knows that person,” Kamanda said without naming names.

Kenyans on Twitter were left divided, with some praising Sonko while others rebuking his outburst.