Sonko threatens to resign
07 January 2016, 20:08
Nairobi - Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has threatened to resign.
Sonko has said he will resign if authorities do not take action against rogue city council askaris who he accuses of killing hawkers in the city within in 24 hours.
He called on Governor Evans Kidero Thursday to intervene and put an end to the "unnecessary killing" of hawkers in the city.
" This neither encompasses politicking nor seeking to please my electorate. I cannot sit back and watch innocent Kenyans being killed like wild animals, " he said.
" I am saddened by the manner in which Nairobi city askaris are intimidating, harassing and brutally murdering hawkers," he added.
" My conscience cannot allow me to continue earning a salary and allowances as the people whose interest I am supposed to protect are murdered in cold blood, ” he finished.
19 hawkers have been killed in the last 12 months, he said.
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