Sonko-Baba Yao show raises curtain for devolution comedy

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko addresses workers during Labour Day celebrations held at Uhuru Park on May 1, 2019. The governor has certainly no desire of operating with a deputy. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Sonko has low self-esteem. He is insecure as a person. He fears to be outshone by anybody who gets too close to him.
  • One of the most intriguing happenings in city politics during the Sonko era was the abrupt resignation of Polycarp Igathe as deputy governor.

“That is a non-issue.” So declared Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko as he brushed off the Senate committee on devolution that had summoned him on April 24 to explain why he runs the city without a deputy.

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