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Kidero’s former deputy Mueke accuses Sonko of ‘finger pointing’

Former Nairobi deputy governor Jonathan Mueke has asked Governor Mike Sonko to stop finger pointing his former boss and get to work.

Mueke said Sonko was elected by Nairobians to deliver and not blame his predecessor adding that even the former Governor Dr Evans Kidero’s administration faced challenges.

“Its been eight months, you can’t tell me that the garbage that was dumped yesterday in Eastleigh or last week on Juja road that has not been collected was put there by Kidero. You really can’t tell me that the potholes that have shown up on Tom Mboya street in the last three of four months were put there by Kidero. If there’s any mess that was left in eight months, Governor Sonko as the governor our governor really should have a plan and should have begun fixing the mess,” Mueke said during an interview on KTN.

Mueke stated that the former county government too faced challenges adding that the cartels that Sonko is blaming have always been there and the Kidero administration managed to deliver.


Sonko’s political advisor Onchari Ayieyo, who was also part of the interview, termed Mueke’s sentiments as dishonest.

“The reason as to why Sonko has taken so much time undo the mess Kidero created is because they didn’t do anything to actually deal with the cartels,” he said.

Mueke termed county digitization of payments and 24 hour medical centres as well as street lighting as the main areas in which the Kidero administration delivered.

Governor Sonko has been on record on several occasions with claims that the former county government is to blame for the poor state of Nairobi.

He recently accused his predecessor of squandering Sh10 billion set aside for clearing the drainage system.