• Sonko said his Team Wanjiku was a neutral movement to counter team Tangatanga and Team Kieleweke
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has denied claims his 'Team Wanjiku' has run out of steam because of lack of funding.
Instead, Sonko, who is the face of the anti-team Tangatatanga movement, said Team Wanjiku will soon roll out more activities across the country.
He said the movement had introduced sanity and sobriety following the rise in political temperatures in the country in the last few months.
The governor said the emergence of Tangatanga and the Kieleweke teams was toxic, adding that if it were not for the Team Wanjiku, the political rhetoric was threatening to polarize the entire country.
“That we have been perceived to be quiet does not imply that we are out,' Sonko said in a statement.
He said the premature and ugly campaigns spearheaded by two rival camps were disrespectful to the President’s consistent call on leaders to tone down on politics and concentrate delivering services to Kenyans.
“Where on earth has it ever occurred that a principal assistant openly defied and worked against their boss and achieved anything?” Sonko posed in a swipe at Deputy President William Ruto
The Tangatanga team is comprised of politicians allied to Ruto while Team Kieleweke campaigns for the handshake between President Uhuru and opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Sonko said his team was reviewing important public feedback from Kenyans following the first phase of the Team Wanjku countrywide tours before hitting the road again.
"To the contrary, through our previous public engagements, we received important feedback which, coupled with our years of combined political experience, shall be utilized in our next phase of programs and activities to ensure that Wanjiku from all corners of Kenya receive the services from their elected representatives and all public servants without discrimination,” Sonko said.
Sonko said his team will continue to champion for the rights of the forgotten and downtrodden masses, "the mama mboga, the boda boda operators, the hawkers, the casual labourers in our farms, the security guards and the millions of jobless youth".
Team Wanjiku was launched on June 23 in Ruiru stadium.