I take home only Sh1,000 from Senate salary, Mike Sonko claims



Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko says he has been taking home Sh1,000 as salary for the last three years.

He said the rest of his money goes to the needy and also runs the Sonko Rescue Team “to end the many problems in the city”.

“I committed my salary to the people because I am a servant leader and this will continue,” he said on Friday.

Sonko was speaking to journalists shortly after submitting his nominations papers for Nairobi governor at Jubilee’s Pangani offices.

He said if elected governor, he will disband the Sonko Rescue Team and use county funds to provide the same services.

The Senator said he was forced to submit his papers on the last day after “Jubilee forces” tried to prevent him from meeting the deadline.

“I was forced to come today after many hurdles put before me. But I am thankful to God that I got the papers,” he said.

“For example, I applied for a certificate of good conduct two weeks ago with Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and she got hers (earlier). I got mine yesterday, I don’t know what delayed it,” he added.

On Thursday evening, Sonko posted on social media photos of his certificates including educational and clearance papers from KRA, HELB and the Credit Reference Bureau.

Sonko was flanked by members of ‘Team Nairobi’ including Wanjiru and Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru who also presented their nomination papers for the Nairobi governor’s seat.

Wanjiru said the outfit is still intact and will take all the seats in Nairobi.
“Nobody should deceive you that team Nairobi is split, we are intact and we are staying united to the ballot,” he stated.

Nominated Senator Johnson Sakaja who presented his papers on Thursday team Nairobi will bring the solution lacking in the city leadership.

“Our resolve is to stay united and we will defeat our common enemy who is NASA and Kidero,” he stated.