How much are you worth? I sure know mine. If my kidneys which are a little beat owing to endless baptism with whiskey are to be included, I sure would be worth slight above Sh67, 584.
But that’s not the same for Nairobi County boss Mike Sonko who has claimed his net worth is more than his county’s Ksh32 billion annual budget.
“I’m worth more than the annual budget of Nairobi and I’ve got some fixed deposit accounts about Ksh500 million in different banks. I have built my wealth from way back even before when I became an MP,” said the governor “I don’t have to announce where I break my bread from.”
The governor known to defy the norm at times, went to extreme lengths to prove his point brandishing a mountain of tittle deeds and vehicle logbooks whose total value he said dwarfs the annual budget of Nairobi.
He paraded over 100 logbooks on national television to prove that his wealth was not amassed after becoming governor.
The logbooks, some dated as far as 2010, were his proof that he has not used public funds for personal gain. Interestingly, a majority of the vehicles are under his wife Primrose’s name and an unnamed sister ‘for security purposes’.
“I bought my cars, I have come with logbooks here, these are over 100 logbooks, the ones I had in the office, some are in Kwale, some are in Malindi others are in Lamu. My wife was the first proprietor in transport who imported double decker buses after those colonial buses,” he said.
Some of the vehicles include his wife’s luxury bought from Deputy President William Ruto. Sonko is yet to transfer the logbook.
Sonko also displayed title deeds and land sales agreements, explaining how he bought parcels of land and resold at profits to build his wealth.
“I own properties all the way from Lamu to Vanga and the titles are here. I’ve got over 1000 title deeds, genuine properties,” he said.
Sonko explained how he purchased some of the beach properties from former Wundanyi MP Darius Mbela’s widow 10 years ago.
He displayed title deeds for some of his beach plots spread across the coastal region stating that he buys and resales at profits.
It is a business he was taught by his late father, he said.
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