Mike Sonko could be president

Mike Sonko, who is the senator of Nairobi and the Jubilee Party's candidate for the governorship of the county, at the Nairobi Safari Club hotel on July 5, 2017. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • While other leaders have wasted time on giving grandiose speeches and wasted money by trying to buy votes from people who don’t like them, Sonko has developed a keen understanding of what Kenyan voters want.

  • By being seen to deliver on the three Ss (sincerity, solidarity and service), Sonko has turned himself into one of the most popular leaders in the country.

Coverage of the 2017 General Election race has focused mainly on the presidential election, but as we all know, some of the contests for governor are just as heated and just as interesting. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Nairobi, where the incumbent, Evans Kidero is facing a strong challenge from Senator Mike Sonko.

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