Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has re-emerged in public, weeks after his dramatic arrest and detention over claims of involvement in graft at City Hall.
Draped in his usual designer wear, Sonko played Santa Claus to mothers and newborn babies at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, gifting each family with Christmas hampers comprised of diapers, basins, and other toiletries.
The county head took his time engaging all mothers at the hospital one at a time in a bid to find out if they were well treated and cared for at the refurbished medical outlet.
Watu wangu as we usher in this festive season to celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus, I wish to encourage you all to extend your generosity and kindness, however little, to your neighbours and community.Lastly, I wish to sincerely appreciate the Good Deeds Day Foundation of Israel for appointing me as the Good Deeds Day Ambassador for Kenya last year, and the UN Volunteers alongside other organisations for awarding me as the Volunteer Champion of the Year 2019 on December 5th.As Mother Teresa once said, “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”Mungu awabariki nyote.___________________________H.E. Mike Mbuvi Sonko, EGHGovernor, Nairobi City County
Posted by Mike Sonko. on Saturday, 21 December 2019
According to Sonko, the holiday season should be viewed as a period to “extend generosity and kindness, however little, to neighbours and community.”
The troubled governor also revealed that he had, on December 5, been crowned the Volunteer Champion of the Year 2019 by the United Nations.
“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving,” Sonko wrote on Facebook, quoting Mother Theresa.
The politician was released from police custody on Dec. 11, after posting a whopping Ksh15 million bail as per the court’s orders.
Part of his release conditions also stipulated that the governor should steer clear of his office to allow for investigations into his graft case.