NAIROBI Senator Mike Sonko regrets his days as an outlaw and not taking his education seriously. Sonko, who is set to graduate with a Business Administration degree at the Methodist University next year, almost wept when narrating his life moments at a student's lecture at Kenya High School on Saturday.
He said, “I feel bad about wasting my precious time engaging in criminal activities than concentrating on my education. Although I got my Sh6 million while in Form Three, I still regret the life I lived. If I had not led a life of crime, I could have been the president now. But I thank God that I am alive and now taking life with the seriousness it deserves,” said Sonko.
The Senator admitted that he forged his birth certificate in order to get a national identification card to enable him manage a family business. He changed his date of birth from 1977 to 1975. He was in the company of music artiste Ringtone, who also talked about leading a miserable life before he “saw the light”.
Ringtone said, “I used to search for old white ladies along the sandy beaches of Indian Ocean in Mombasa, after being a street boy in Nairobi for years. But now you can see the real me; leading a different life.”
Sonko donated sanitary towels and text books to the school girls, with a promise to build a modern dining hall at the school which came in at number 10 during last year's KCSE ranking.