Ex-Nairobi governor Mike Sonko joins Wiper

Ex-Nairobi governor Mike Sonko with Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka

Ex-Nairobi governor Mike Sonko with Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka. The former governor has joined Wiper party as a life member.

Photo credit: Courtesy | Wiper Party

Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has joined Wiper Democratic Movement part as a life member.

He was received by Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka at the party headquarters, an event attended by Wiper officials including chairperson Chirau Ali Mwakwere, secretary general Shakila Mohammed, Kitui Senator Enock Wambua and Embakasi South MP Julius Mawathe.

Sonko, who has been off the political scenes for a while since his ouster as the Nairobi governor, had last month resigned from Jubilee party.

In a letter to Jubilee, Mr. Sonko thanked the party for assisting him prior to his impeachment even as he maintained that his removal from office was illegal.

“I would like to thank the party leadership for the support that they provided me while I served as a Governor of the Nairobi City County before I was unlawfully removed from office and hope that they can help change this country for the better. I wish the party and the esteemed members all the best in the future,” the resignation letter read in part.

The former governor has been entangled in numerous criminal charges including corruption, assault and terrorist-linked criminal offences.

Early last month, he was banned from entering the United States due to corruption charges leveled against him.

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