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Sonko vows to marry from all tribes to end tribalism

08 July 2015, 09:48 Nechesa Chemoi

Nairobi - Nairobi Senator, Mike Sonko took a swipe at Starehe MP, Maina Kamanda for propagating tribal politics among the Kikuyu community.

Sonko was angered by tribal remarks Kamanda uttered against him during an interview on one of the local vernacular radio stations.

“He warned President Uhuru Kenyatta that if I am nominated to vie for any elective seat, he will ensure our brothers and sisters from the Kikuyu community vote against me. I want to tell him that I respect him a lot as he is of the same age with my real father but his kind of politics has been overtaken by events,” Sonko lamented.

The Senator said he has been in good relationship with Kikuyus and even married their daughters and has kids with them, adding that he will continue working for them and all other Kenyans regardless of their tribes.

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He stated that he would marry many wives from all tribes in Kenya to help fight tribalism.

“It is the President who assented and passed the Marriage Bill so I will marry many wives from different tribes in Kenya and have with them as many kids as possible,” Sonko stated.

He hit out at Kamanda for using his powers to influence the appointment of his son to the KPA board of directors.

“If indeed the said leader is interested in tribal politics, why has he used his influence as the chair of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee in Parliament to appoint his son as a director of KPA?

“He did the same thing when he was an MP and nominated the same son and his brother as councilors. Were there no other Kenyans suited for those positions other than his family members?” Sonko posed.

He said this is the time for elected leaders to work for Kenyans and honour the pledges they gave them during campaigns instead of playing cheap politics.

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