Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday received a rare support from his Supporters in Mombasa a day after he appeared before Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission EACC.
Members of the Capital Youth Caucus Mombasa accused EACC of witch hunt and asked the integrity agency to stop using malice and hearsays to target and intimidate the Nairobi Governor.
Addressing the Press in Mombasa, Supporters comprising of youths and students from Technical University of Mombasa TUM warned EACC not to be used by selfish politicians bent to see Sonko’s down fall.
Flanked by Capital Youth Caucus Mombasa Secretary General Evans Momanyi, the supporters 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 collapse, they must stop using EACC” Momanyi warned.
They threatened to hold a major demonstration in Nairobi next week to stand in solidarity with the governor whom they claimed to be “a man of the people”
Sonko was on Tuesday 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 eyebrows.