Nairobi leaders want Sonko to take charge of BBI in the city

By Erick Ludeya A section of leaders in Nairobi  have asked the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce to give Nairobi governor Mike Sonko the mantle to spearhead  the initiative in Nairobi. The leaders who spoke to CEO Africa argue that Sonko is still the legitimately elected governor of Nairobi and should take charge of the BBI activities. They further noted that since the taskforce is working with governors to collect views and popularise the initiative in counties, Sonko should be accorded the responsibility to guide Nairobi residents on the same.…

Scramble for Nairobi begins as Sonko fights to remain at the helm

Erick Ludeya The scramble to control Nairobi County which is facing an almost incurable leadership crisis has begun, with leaders giving several suggestions on the way forward for the capital City. Nairobi, which controls over 60% of the country’s GDP, was thrown into a leadership crisis following the arrest of governor Mike Sonko in December last year. The Director of Public Prosecutions ordered for the arrest of the flamboyant governor for alleged embezzlement of public funds. Sonko was consequently barred from accessing office, triggering a big leadership crisis that has…