Sonko Joins Trump In Twitter Dog House....

[SIZE=7]New Twitter Policy Bars Sonko From Continuing With Exposes[/SIZE]
[li]By ACHIENG MARY on 1 December 2021 [/li][/ul]

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has been dealt a blow following Twitter’s decision to change its policies.

Twitter has announced a new ban on sharing private and confidential content on the platform. This comes after the platform noted the rising concerns of misuse of media to harass, intimidate and reveal identities of private individuals.

In an announcement made by the platform on Tuesday, November 30, Twitter noted that they will not allow the sharing of private media of individuals without their consent.
A side by side photo of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and current governor Ann Kananu

Sonko has recently HIT headlines after publishing footage that had damning allegations against the Judiciary, Nairobi governor Ann Kananu and high court Judge Justice Chitembwe.

Similarly, through a series of audio and video recordings the former Nairobi county Boss leaked private information about Governor Ann Kananu’s ally Merry Nkatha.

According to Twitter,‘’ Beginning today (Tuesday), we will not allow the sharing of private media, such as images or videos of private individuals without their consent.‘’
“Publishing people’s private info is also prohibited under the policy, as is threatening or incentivizing others to do so,” the statement read.

The new policies are aimed at curbing the misuse of media to harass private individuals, which disproportionately impacts women, activists, dissidents, and members of the minority communities.

Twitter states that any person affected will need to report the content and prove that they are the persons targeted in order for the platform to take action.
‘‘To be clear, we require a first-person report or a report by an authorized representative of the photo or video in question. After we receive a report, that particular media will be reviewed before any enforcement action is taken,’’ the statement read.

However, the new policy does not apply to journalists featuring individuals or public figures when the information accompanying the image or media adds value to the public discourse or is a matter of public interest. Additionally, Twitter noted that the new policy is not applicable in instances where users may share media of private individuals to help someone in need.

Being the chokosh he is, he will definitely post his crap online using other platforms.

He will just use proxy accounts, like other politicians

Kama ni mjanja aweke link za telegram kabla feminazi wamkujie

Twitter in 3 years itakuwa kama yahoo.

Nilihamia Gmail juu ya Lil Kim[ATTACH=full]401574[/ATTACH]

Na ile site ya Trump iliiva? He promised to come up with a social media platform that is not censored

:D:D:D:D Najua unapenda zile ngwati za " BBC Creampies a snow bunny"

No bro…teamstee

Sonko studio twirra

elders munakuwanga ngombe sana, hamuoni hii exception , na Sonko ni blogger

[SIZE=7]Court of Appeal delivers blow to Sonko[/SIZE]
Friday, March 04, 2022

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has lost another bid to overturn his ouster.

The Court of Appeal has ruled that his removal from office was proper.
“The long and short of it is that Hon Sonko was properly impeached and that there is now a substantive Governor in office,” the court ruled.


The Nairobi County Assembly impeached him on December 3, 2020, after which Senate voted to remove him from office on December 17, 2020, ending his 40-month chaotic reign at City Hall.
A bench of three judges of the appellate court further said that the entire process leading to his removal followed the law and that the High Court, which upheld his ouster, cannot be faulted.
The court said there is nothing to suggest that Sonko was not accorded a fair hearing since he was given a public hearing but chose not to participate in the proceedings before the County Assembly.

[SIZE=6]‘Embarrassing and unprintable language’[/SIZE]
“In addition to the foregoing, the County Assembly, the Senate, and the trial court were satisfied that Sonko grossly misconducted himself by repeatedly using abusive, embarrassing, inappropriate and unprintable language, which undermined the office of Governor,” the judges said.
They noted that Sonko published abusive and unbecoming words on social media, which he did not deny.

“Having considered the record and the judgment of the trial court, we agree with the learned judges that the office of Governor represents the aspirations of the residents. It is a seat of honour and respect, and the holder of such office is expected to carry himself with dignity, humility, integrity, and respect for others. Hon Sonko did not,” Justices Roselyn Nambuye, Hannah Okwengu and Dr Imaana Laibuta said.

The former Governor has maintained that his impeachment was illegal and that the court should determine whether it was done as required by the law.
He argued that his successor, Ms Anne Kananu, unlawfully and unconstitutionally assumed the position of deputy governor, and her assumption to the governor’s office was against the law and the Constitution.
A notice to remove Mr Sonko was filed before the county assembly on November 26, 2020 after a notice was lodged by Michael Ogada. On December 3, MCAs convened to impeach Sonko and a resolution for his removal was passed. This proceeded to the Senate and a resolution was passed on December 17 to remove him from office.
He then filed a petition challenging the impeachment as the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Benson Mutura, was sworn in as the acting governor. Mr Mutura later stepped down after Ms Kananu was vetted and sworn in as the deputy governor.
Sonko’s petition was subsequently dismissed by a bench of three judges of the High Court last June.
The court found that the process of impeachment fully complied with constitutional and statutory requirements, prompting Sonko to move to the Court of Appeal.

[li][SIZE=7]The US Hits Mike Sonko With Travel Ban[/SIZE][/li][LIST]
[li]By MUMBI MUTUKO on 8 March 2022 - 4:50 pm[/li]
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko

[li]The United States federal government has banned former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko from traveling to the country.[/li]The ban announced by the State Department on Tuesday, March 8, also included his wife and two daughters. The family will no longer be able to visit the US over alleged corruption during his term in office.
According to the powerful department, Sonko allegedly demanded bribes and kickbacks in exchange for awarding government contracts to his associates.

[/li]The US government stated that the former county boss’ actions undermined the rule of law and the public’s faith in Kenya’s democratic institutions and public processes.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko
“The Department of State is also announcing the designation of the following members of Sonko’s immediate family: his wife Primrose Mwelu Nyamu Mbuvi; their daughters Saumu Agnes Mbuvi and Salma Wanjiru Mbuvi; and Sonko’s minor child,” the embargo read in part.

“This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2021. Under this authority, designated officials of foreign governments involved in significant corruption and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States,” it added.
In the statement, the State Department indicated that the ban on Sonko and his family was a commitment on its part to help Kenya fight corrupt government officials.
"These designations reaffirm the commitment of the United States to combatting corruption and supporting the rule of law while strengthening democratic institutions in Kenya.
“We will continue to use all available tools to promote accountability for corrupt actors in this region and globally,” the statement indicated.
The travel ban comes amid a Ksh357 million graft case facing the former Nairobi governor. Sonko was arrested in 2019 and charged alongside eight other senior Nairobi County officials.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

Sonko denied charges of conspiracy to commit corruption, conflict of interest, failure to comply with procurement laws, unlawful acquisition of public property and laundering.

Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji, ordered his arrest noting that his office had sufficient evidence to prove the corruption charges against Sonko.

[SIZE=7]Sonko Responds to US Govt Travel Ban [VIDEO][/SIZE]
[li]By WASHINGTON MITO on 8 March 2022 - 6:42 pm[/li]
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko
Mike Sonko, has responded to a travel ban imposed on him and his family by the United States government.

In a statement dated Tuesday, March 8, Sonko accused the US government of playing politics, stating that he read mischief in the ban.

The announcement by the US State Department came just a day after Sonko made it clear that he would be seeking to recapture his Gubernatorial seat in the August 9 polls.

Salma Mbuvi: Kenyans on social media have been on the overdrive after it was announced that former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko,
his wife Primrose Mbuvi, and two daughters -Saumu Mbuvi and Salma Mbuvi were banned from entering the United States of America.

He stated that the US government was overlooking other major corruption cases in the country, citing the example of the KEMSA scandal whose investigations have never been made public.

“Why is this coming out a day after I said that I’ll be defending my seat in August? Why are the biggest known thieves of COVID-19 and KEMSA being spared and they are the ones who have committed the biggest economic crimes in the country?” he questioned.

The former county boss also came to the defense of his family members stating that none of them received any tender during his tenure at City Hall.

"None of my family members was ever awarded any tender by the county when I was in office and it is in the public domain.
The Embassy should come out publicly and tell Kenyans the truth.

“My wife and kids have never supplied even a spoon or toilet paper to City Hall either directly or indirectly,” he stated.

In his response, Sonko also acknowledged that he was still facing some cases in court but he insisted that he had not been convicted as he awaits judgment.

He further hit out at the US State Department for focusing on him yet there were other pressing issues that were affecting the world such as the war between Russia and Ukraine.

“I’ve not been convicted on any corruption-related charges because the cases are still pending in court awaiting judgment,” he stated.

Sonko’s response came after the US State Department announced that the former county boss together with his immediate family were ineligible to enter the US.

"This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2021.

Under this authority, designated officials of foreign governments involved in significant corruption and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States.

“The Department of State is also announcing the designation of the following members of Sonko’s immediate family: his wife Primrose Mwelu Nyamu Mbuvi; their daughters Saumu Agnes Mbuvi and Salma Wanjiru Mbuvi; and Sonko’s minor child,” read a statement by the US state department.

Salma Mbuvi, Sonko’s second-born daughter, is known for her fierce but low-key personality contrary to her elder sister, Saumu Mbuvi who exudes a more extrovert persona.

Many people may confuse her state of serenity with a shy nature, however, this is not the case. One time in 2016, she caused a social media buzz after posing with a pistol in hand with a caption ‘Thug life’ depicting the brash and aggressive lifestyle associated with the late Tupac Amaru Shakur (2pac).

The post emerged after Sonko’s daughter had a run-in with a local artist, whom Salma warned to keep off her uncle. The post seemingly took aback the majority of users who were quick to point out how she defended her family in a rather unconventional style.

"I hate exposing (sic) but this one I just had to. I couldn’t hold it in anymore…when it comes to my family I’ll stand with them till the end and I don’t like it when people mess around with my blood… If you know what is good for you, you would do the right thing before things go bad for you. I am one person who is not afraid of anything or anyone and I speak out what I feel and what I think is right (sic),” she posted on her socials.

Further, she has defended her father on numerous occasions - hailing him as one of the kindest, purest, and most gentle people she knows.

“People will do anything to make themselves feel better, even if it means destroying you. Your sensitive nature will catch onto the cruelty of this world, but remind yourself that them throwing dirt at you doesn’t say anything about you, but it says a whole lot about them. Take a deep breath and smile,” she once posted on social media.

Sonko (center), his wife Primrose Mbuvi (right) and daughter Saumu

Salma however, lives a funfilled lifestyle that most people are not aware of. A spot check on her social media channels, reveals that she has developed her own exciting lifestyle outside the family’s fame and publicity.

Not one to follow in her father’s footsteps, Salma has distanced herself from the political scene, unlike her siblings who often accompany their father on political tours. She is also into travelling as she has been to many places around the world

Mike Mbuvi Sonko is a family man.


Sonko is not only a father but a grandfather as well.

His eldest daughter Saumu Mbuvi, who he sired with his first deceased wife, is blessed with two children.

[SIZE=7]The puzzle of 33 police officers who guarded Sonko[/SIZE]
Monday, March 14, 2022

By Collins Omulo
Nation Media Group

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko would use as many as 33 police officers to guard him while traveling locally, a report by the auditor-general has revealed.

This as Auditor-General Nancy Gathungu fingered the county government for irregular payment of allowances to the security officers.
According to the auditor-general, the ex-City Hall chief was at one time, during a trip to Mombasa between July 22 and August 12, 2018, accompanied by 33 police officers.

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko with his fans and bodyguards are seen at Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi on January 6, 2015 where the post mortem on the body of Fidel Odinga was being conducted. He had gone at the the funeral home where the mother of former Kamukunji MP Simon Mbugua was being transported from the Mortuary for burial. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL (NAIROBI)

The police officers, according to the report for the financial year ended June 30, 2019, were paid more than Sh4 million as allowances for guarding the ex-governor while at the Coastal city.
This was part of a staggering Sh337 million the city-county government spent on domestic travel and subsistence during the period under review.
However, the county government failed to explain the purpose of the journey and authorization for use of 33 police officers.
Interestingly, two months before the July trip, the former governor was in the news saying his life was in danger following the withdrawal of his security detail.
Mr Sonko cried foul saying 13 police officers were withdrawn from his security detail leaving him with only two. This then begs the question of how he had 33 police officers accompanying him.
“Examination of payment documents revealed that the balance includes an amount of Sh4.09 million paid to 33 officers who were guarding the Governor while in Mombasa for 22 days between July 22 and August 12, 2018,” said Ms Gathungu.
“However, no documents were made available in support of the payment except an unsigned schedule. In addition, the purpose of the journey and authorisation for use of 33 officers was not explained,” she added.

Consequently, said Ms Gathungu, validity of the propriety as well as that of the Sh4 million expenditure could not be confirmed.
But in their defense, City Hall said there were only 12 police officers who accompanied Mr Sonko during the domestic trip.
Further, the county executive said the team accompanied the former Nairobi senator and were deemed to be on duty out of their work station, they were hence entitled to allowances in accordance with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission circular of 2017.
“We provided for audit review, authority letter to pay allowances to the officers accompanying the governor,” read City Hall’s response.
The size of security detail very important persons (VIPs) varies according to the duty by an official and the level of risk.
But according to a 2013 structure that guides allocation of security detail to VIPs, governors were to have one armed police officer attached to them while four others stationed at their homes.
Nonetheless, the structure was not strictly followed with some of the VIPs having as many as 15 police officers as part of their security detail.