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How Sonko was balling back in 1993 with his first wife

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko seemingly started his balling ways earlier than we all thought.

His taste for the fine things in life started way back in 1993, some 26 years ago when he was balling with his now deceased first wife and the mother of his first born Saumu Mbuvi.

Sonko shared a TBT photo of himself, his first wife and a man he refers to as his bodyguard.

The photo taken in May 1993 shows a slender Sonko with a bottle of expensive whisky (by 1993 standards).

His mention of a bodyguard further paints a picture of a man whose flashy ways date way back.

Sonko also claimed that the vehicle pictured in the photo was a Mercedes Benz, yet another indication of his wealth at the time.

The photo was taken five years before Sonko escaped from Shimo la Tewa prison in Mombasa to bury his late mother Saumu Mukami.

In past interviews, the governor has alluded to having made his first million shillings in business while still in high school.