Mike Mbuvi Sonko or Mike Sonko as he is popularly known is the current Governor of Nairobi County. His full names are Mbuvi Gidion Kioko Mike Sonko. The name Sonko is a sheng/slung that means “rich person” or “boss”.
Mike Sonko Family Background
in 1975, Mike Mbuvi Sonko was born in Mua Hills in Mombasa. He went to Kikowani Primary School before proceeding to Kwale High School. It’s not clear what he did in the past as there are no records of his after-school life available. There are however some claims that early in his life, he was a criminal who started mugging people in Nairobi and Mombasa before graduation to international crime. He is currently married and has three daughters namely; Saumu, Salma and Sandra. However, All his daughters are from different mothers. Saumu is from the late Njeri, Salma is from a woman in Juja while Sandra’s mother is from his current wife Prim.
Mike Sonko Life Story
At the age of 35, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Makadara Constituency, Kenya. He managed to beat the seasoned politicians like Dick Wathika and Reuben Ndolo hence ascending to parliament. In the 2013 Elections he was elected and became the First Senator of Nairobi. Mike Mbuvi Sonko garnered 808,705 votes, he beat his closest competitor, Margaret Wanjiru of the Orange Democratic Movement, who had garnered 525,822 votes.
He formed the Sonko Rescue Team while in the senate. This is an officially registered Non-Governmental Organization that provided government-like services to residents of Nairobi slums. This didn’t go without controversy as then governor of Nairobi County, Dr. Evans Kidero opposed the activities of the group, citing conflict of interests with the county government’s operations. Mike Sonko had announced his intentions to run for Governor of Nairobi County in the 2017 Kenyan general elections.
Mike Mbuvi Sonko battled Peter Kenneth and the incumbent Evans Kidero to become the second Governor of Nairobi under the Jubilee Party of Kenya. His former position as the senator was taken by Johnson Sakaja.
Nairobi County Governor: Mbuvi Gidion Kioko Mike Sonko
Deputy Governor: Polycarp Igathe
Mike Sonko Wealth
In 2015, Sonko said that made my first million when I was in high school. He claims that he makes Ksh 6million a month from his matatu, transport business. During a tv interview he said, “You can make millions, even billions from real estate. And I owned matatus in Buruburu even before I got into politics.”
How Rich is Mike Sonko
Sonko finances his ‘Sonko Rescue Team’ that comprises of ambulances, hearses and four Land Rover (Discovery) security patrol cars, H2 Hummers, four Mercedes Benzes (New S Class Model) and Sonko’s personal bling-plated Land Cruiser which are availed freely for couples holding weddings.
Mike Sonko Net Worth
It’s not clear exactly how much Mike Sonko net worth is. However, he owns a lot of property and businesses in the country! There have been claims that the Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko net worth is $120 million.
Mike Sonko House in Machakos
Here are the pictures of the trending house of Mike Mbuvi Sonko in Machakos. The Mike Sonko Super Mansion has really made Kenyans talk.
Mike Mbuvi Sonko Cars
The Mike Sonko Gold Car
Sonko Daughter Photos
Saumu Sonko Baby Shower
Chipukeezy and Sonko Daughter
Mike Sonko Contacts
Link: Facebook page
Mike Sonko Office Phone
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