Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s outburst on Ken Okoth’s other family and child has stirred social media after he revealed that the deceased bore a child with a Nairobi Nominated MCA.
“During some medical camp in 2013, Ken met a beautiful nurse from Sonko rescue team with whom he bore a child. I am witness to that effect,” Sonko said
“My humble appeal is that even as we prepare to bury Ken, let’s not forget his son. He too needs and has a RIGHT to participate in the send-off of his beloved dad. As such, it’s our duty to protect the right of the child”.
Sonko blows lid on allegations Kibra MP Ken Okoth had child out of wedlock pic.twitter.com/LiFX3UNqJ5
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 1, 2019
Sonko’s remarks during the funeral left netizens divided as some found his speech unnecessary especially at a time when the family is still in mourning.
See what Kenyans have to say;
Sonko before Ken Okoth's memorial servicepic.twitter.com/k3SRcZPE0x
— Adam Maina ™ (@AdamMaina_) August 1, 2019
Be a friend like sonko. Nobody should deny your kids the right to be what they already are. Your kids.
It is hypocrisy for an african man have one wife pic.twitter.com/BLqsOTQBIp
— kipruto Cheruiyot⚕️🇰🇪 (@Morgancheruiyot) August 1, 2019
Is it only me finding @MikeSonko quite relevant and objective lately.
— Derrick Omondi (@iamderickomondi) August 1, 2019
I thought you’d have been responsible enough to cut this bit full of crap..There are hurting families and Ken’s Okoth integrity and reputation at stake but yeah you are you..
— Carson Tuwei (@carsontuwei) August 1, 2019
This is both good and bad… good because Sonko is tackling the hypocrisy in Kenyan homes (especially VIP homes) that child is innocent and needs recognition.
Bad because it’s embarrassing the first wife and this is not the forum for it.
— Es 🇰🇪🇺🇸 (@Amsoblest) August 1, 2019
The poor wife, this should have been a private matter between the families.
— agneta k (@kwambos) August 1, 2019
Education is important. Sonko lacks it,acuately
— Kiilu JW (@kiilu__james) August 1, 2019
I would have been surprised if Okoth didn’t have a side chic, most prominent characters have kids outside their formal marriage.
— Count Olaf (@Olaf_Ke) August 1, 2019
Lakini sonko anapenda kusema ukweli, jamaa huwezi iba na yeye atakuuza tu 🤣🤣
— Joni (@Jambo_Ke) August 1, 2019