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Kaya elders ask Sonko to apologise or he is cursed

[Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko. Photo/courtesy].

A section of Kaya elders drawn from Likoni constituency have given former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko a seven-day ultimatum to apologise for insulting Mombasa leaders or he be cursed.

The elders accused Sonko of being disrespectful saying that hurling insults to sitting leaders in the county amounted to insulting Mombasa people.

They called out Sonko for abusing Governor Hassan Joho and also using a section of Kisauni women to insult Likoni MP Mishi Mboko.

Led by Fuzi Hamisi Mwarandu, the Chair of Ngambi elders, they vowed to summon ‘gods’ from their shrines if Sonko fails to apologise and appease the ‘gods’.

“We have given him seven days to apologise or else we shall let the ‘gods’ deal with him. Sonko is a very small child, he can’t come here and start hurling insults at our leaders,” said Mwarandu.

“Let him be aware that the elders are not happy, we all feel insulted,” he added.

Mwarandu further called on the county commissioner to shut down Sonko’s clubs in Mombasa saying that he was in the business of promoting immorality in the county.

Mombasa, though said to be a cosmopolitan county, is predominantly an Islamic city.

Tough stand

“If someone sent him to insult our leaders, then he better go back to sender,” Mwarandu said.

His sentiments were echoed by Seif Manuwari alias Ziraili who accused the Wiper party of sending Sonko to come and disrupt Mombasa.

According to Manuwari, Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka was frustrating the ODM party leader Raila Odinga’s efforts of uniting the country under the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition.

 Wiper should come out clear and tell us why they sent Sonko to Mombasa, we can clearly see that the party is frustrating the Azimio coalition efforts of uniting the country,” said Manuwari.


He said that the party was imposing a leader to the Mombasa people yet he had failed in Nairobi.

He threatened that they were going to curse all those who welcomed Sonko to Mombasa if they also fail to come out and apologise.

“We are going to curse all those who brought Sonko to Mombasa, we further call on the security apparatus to look into the matter and arrest him for using abusive language against our leaders,” he said.

Mwinyi Khamisi asked Sonko to tone down his rhetoric and stop his chest thumping.

He said that Mombasa was a peaceful county and as elders they were not going to allow someone to come in and disrupt the peace.

“Come slowly young man, we don’t want the politics of insults in Mombasa,” said Khamisi.

Sonko officially arrived in Mombasa on Friday with his entourage consisting of a fleet of branded cars ready to traverse the county as he seeks to succeed Joho at the helm of the county.

[Kaya elders from the Digo community led by their Chairperson Fuzi Hamisi Mwarandu, speaking during a media briefing at Bofu ward in Likoni constituency, Mombasa County. Photo/Ahmed Omar/May, 07, 2022].

On April 21, the Wiper party boss Kalonzo Musyoka handed Sonko the party ticket clearing him to vie for the Mombasa gubernatorial seat. He will be deputised by Kisauni MP Ali Menza Mbogo.

Sonko will face off with Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir of ODM, Hassan Omar (UDA), Deputy governor William Kingi (PAA) and former Nyali MP Hezron Awiti (VDP).