• The former governor became a household name because of his flamboyance.
• His name has for years dominated media headlines for all the reasons; whether bad or good.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko is a man who needs no introduction.
The former governor became a household name because of his flamboyance.
As a lover of fine things, Sonko became popular for his glitzy lifestyle, flashy clothes, chunky gold jewellery and eye-catching hairstyles.
Judging by expensive wines he drinks to pieces of jewellery worth a fortune he flaunts, few can afford life on the first lane like Sonko.
His name has for years dominated media headlines for all the reasons; whether bad or good.
From his acts of kindness to controversies, Sonko is a man you will always hear about on the news or see on social media trends.
To define Sonko, one will struggle to get the perfect description of his persona.
From punching a wall to recording people's phone call conversations secretly, his life has been a rollercoaster of sorts.
Despite his seemingly dark side, the Former governor has won the hearts of many through his charity squad christened Sonko Rescue Team.
His family also shot in the limelight, thanks to Sonko's opulence and celebrity status.
A scan through his family members' social media handles paints a picture of a household swimming in riches.
They drive some of the best cars and live in high-end homes.
Their vacations have also been sensational.
Jetting out of the country for expensive vacations and engaging in lavish shopping sprees is a norm for Sonko's family.
When it comes to celebrating milestones, Sonko's family has always done that in style.
Birthday and graduation parties have always been top-notch events, attended by who is who in the society.
Flaunting his family on social media or in public has never been an issue for Sonko. His family is very much in the public limelight.
In the midst of this seemingly glamourous life lurks danger.
The former governor is now on spot for a bad reason; he and his family have been banned from entering the US over corrupt dealings.
As a man who has braved challenges of monumental proportion, the ban is yet another hurdle in Sonko's book of life.
Edited by B. Marita