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Sonko opens up his multi-million mansion to city’s poor

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has opened another frontier in his philanthropic activities in efforts to reach out to the poor in Nairobi.

The Senator has decided to open the doors to his multi-million mansion in Mua Hills, Maanzoni, Machakos county, to primary school pupils from poor backgrounds who will drawn from across the capital city.

Under the new programme, the pupils will be taught swimming lessons  in the  Olympic-size swimming pool at the mansion as well as basic computer lessons.

The pupils will be picked and dropped-off using buses from the ‘Sonko Rescue Team’.


The flambouyant Senator announced the new programme in a post on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

“My team has launched a new program that offers free driving, swimming, keep fit, sports and computer lessons and we will be picking up and dropping off the kids using our teams’ double decker buses which have a capacity of carrying 150 pupils per trip,” the Senator wrote.

Lessons will be conducted by professional tutors.

The ‘Sonko Rescue Team’  is set to open a registration centre at Uhuru Park that will manage the programme.

Senator Sonko also posted a video that showed the never-seen-before interior of his mansion.

The video starts with his young daughter exercising in a gym that is complete with state of the art equipment.

The camera then tilts to the Olympic-size swimming pool outside, then to the parking lot where there is a fleet of vehicles parked.

At one point the young girl is seen driving around in one of the cars.