[PHOTOS] This man Mike Sonko

The former governor is known for his opulence and generosity.

In Summary

• 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 Sonko.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

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.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s hairstyle.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s hairstyle.
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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.

Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko and his family at a past event.
Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko and his family at a past event.
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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.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and with his wife and daughter.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and with his wife and daughter.
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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.

Governor Mike Sonko and his wife Primrose Mbuvi
Governor Mike Sonko and his wife Primrose Mbuvi
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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

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and his family at a past event.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and his family at a past event.
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Saumu, governor Sonko and his grand daughter.
Saumu, governor Sonko and his grand daughter.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's daughter Saumu Mbuvi
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's daughter Saumu Mbuvi
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at a Milimani law court on December 9, 2019.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at a Milimani law court on December 9, 2019.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko at the Milimani law Court on September 14, 2020.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko at the Milimani law Court on September 14, 2020.
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Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko address journalist at EACC offices,Nairobi. September 4, 2019.
Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko address journalist at EACC offices,Nairobi. September 4, 2019.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko during the opening of a TB laboratory at the Kangemi health centre on Wednesday August 1, 2018. /GPS
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko during the opening of a TB laboratory at the Kangemi health centre on Wednesday August 1, 2018. /GPS
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko during a meeting at his City Hall office, May 7, 2018. /GPS
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko during a meeting at his City Hall office, May 7, 2018. /GPS
Former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko while addressing the media in Mombasa.
Former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko while addressing the media in Mombasa.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at a past event.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at a past event.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at the Mombasa law court.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at the Mombasa law court.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at a past event.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at a past event.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at a past event.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at a past event.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
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