Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko received a rare support in Mombasa days after he appeared before Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission EACC.
Members of Mombasa Women Brigade accused EACC of witch hunt and asked the integrity agency to stop using malice and hearsays to target and intimidate the Nairobi Governor.
Addressing journalists in Mombasa the women supporters lead by Ms Bizena Swaleh and Ms Mildred Odinga warned EACC not to be used by selfish politicians bent to see Sonko’s down fall.
The Women praised Governor Sonko’s leadership which they say has been embraced by many Kenyans across the country.
“We cannot stand and watch as our Governor, Sonko a man of the people, a leader whose heart is on his people irrespective of tribe and status, being humiliated by those bent at seeing his down fall, they must stop using EACC” posed Bizena.
Bizena Swaleh is now calling president Uhuru intervention to rescue Governor Sonko from the cartels who are plotting for his downfall.
Man of people
They threatened to hold a major demonstration and strip in public in Mombasa next week to stand in solidarity with the governor whom they claimed to be “a man of the people”
Odinga said they are in solidarity with Sonko and they will protect and defend his innocence.
Sonko was on Tuesday last week summoned at the Integrity Centre to shed more light on a self-declaration form submitted to EACC in 2017 while vying for Nairobi governorship.
According to EACC, a letter dated October 28, claimed Mike Sonko lied that he was never convicted of any crime in his self-declaration form.
Sonko had earlier accused EACC of witch-hunt, saying some top officials at the agency were out to hound him out of office.
The Nairobi governor also accused the Integrity Agency of intimidation given the numerous summons issued against him.
According to Sonko, he has been summoned four times in the last two months to answer to corruption related allegations; something he said raises eye brows.