Keep your wrangles private - Sonko tells Kenya Kwanza leaders

"You don't fight publicly, you have been elected, why are you fighting in public."

In Summary
  • Sonko said whatever some top government officials are doing right now is wrong.
  • He urged them to solve their issues away from the public.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
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Former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has urged Kenya Kwanza leaders to keep their wrangles private.

Speaking on Thursday during an interview at Radio 47, Sonko said whatever some top government officials are doing right now is wrong.

He urged them to solve their issues away from the public.

"You don't fight publicly, you have been elected, why are you fighting in public," Sonko said.

Sonko said they need God and the clergy so that they can respect each other.

"Ruto should be respected as president and Gachagua too must be respected as well," he said.

He said that respect can not be attained if their party leader is not respected.

"But for the presidency, they should not undermine him," Sonko said.

"If the president is undermined, MPs will start wrangles among each other."

He added that on the Gen Z politics, he stands with them 100 per cent.

The remarks by Sonko come days after the Kenya Kwanza government was embroiled in a war of words.

The war saw Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua tell off a section of President William Ruto's close associates.

Gachagua accused the leaders of disrespecting him and seeking to order him around.

"There are some people who are friends with the president who want to be my boss. Ati wewe kwa sababu ni rafiki ya Rais ukue boss wangu (Just because you are the President's friend you want to become my boss)? ," the DP posed

"Even some of the people wanamsaidia kazi, PAs wake, wanataka kuniamrisha vile nitafanya kazi. Inawezekana? (His (Ruto) PAs want to order me on how to work. Is that Possible?) Even his bloggers want to tell me what to do."

A section of leaders allied to Ruto have been castigating the DP for allegedly running a narrative that they claim will cause division in the country.

This after the DP rooted for one-man one-shilling one-vote saying it is key in enhancing equality among Kenyans.,

But the Ruto allies have labelled the bid as "tribal" saying Kenyans should be treated equally.

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