Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, on Wednesday, made his first public appearance within the country, a day after Kenyans expressed concerns over his whereabouts.
The governor, who had been in Europe on official duty, accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta during the launch of the construction of the Nairobi Expressway between the JKIA and Westlands, later sharing photos of himself at the event.
Sonko left the country on October 7 and since then, had rarely been seen or heard from, except in some instances where he posted videos and photos of himself in Europe.
This prompted Kenyans to raise concern over his whereabouts, especially since the City seemed to be falling apart in his absence, with unending drama from MCAs.
In response, Sonko shared details of his trip abroad on Tuesday, promising to be back soon to sort out all ongoing issues within the county.
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The governor explained that part of his activities abroad included attending the Milan Pact Awards, where Nairobi bagged the Social and Economic Equity Award.
He also attended the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, and benchmarked on the French Railway System.
“Immediately I’m back I shall try to address the ongoing stalemate at the county assembly and many other issues as I am always at the service of Nairobi residents,” Sonko promised.
True to his word, Sonko is finally back in the country and has hit the ground running, as evidenced by his presence today at the commissioning of the Nairobi Expressway.
“I accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders during the official launch of JKIA-James Gichuru rd Expressway project. The 27km road will ease traffic congestion on Mombasa road and boost the movement of city residents,” the governor tweeted, confirming that he is, indeed, back in the country.