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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko in trouble over his remarks on grenade attack in Eastleigh

Former Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko is in trouble following his controversial social media remarks on Grenade attack which happened in Eastleigh, Nairobi County.

On Monday, August 23, 2021, the embattled former Nairobi Governor, took to his social media page and posted a message castigating the sitting Nairobi Deputy Governor, Anne Kananu with glaring remarks over a 2012 grenade attack in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area.

The incidence left several people seriously injured including the Kamukunji Member of Parliament, Yusuf Hassan.

The Kamukunji legislator now wants the former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to shed more light over the Eastleigh grenade attack.

While speaking after filing a report at the Pangani police station on Monday, August 23, 2021 over Sonko’s claims, Yusuf said that the former Nairobi Governor should be summoned to share more information after alleging that the grenade attack was an attempt at his life.

“Ati wewe, Kananu, Abbas, Nixo munanichorea kumbavu nyinyi waizi was pesa ya umma. Mimi sio Yusuf yule ulijaribu kuuwa an grenade… (So you Kananu, Abbas, Nixo are conspiring against me…I am not the Yusuf that you attempted to kill using a grenade),” Sonko wrote on social media.

The 2012 grenade explosion which happened outside Hidaya Mosque in Eastleigh, Nairobi County left eight people dead, several others seriously injured including the area lawmaker.

The attack occurred after three grenades were hurled to nearby shops from a moving vehicle by terrorist.

“I was a victim of a very grievous attack that injured me and claimed the lives of eight people, and so when someone claimed that he knows who was behind it, I got very concerned,” Hassan told Nation.

According to the lawmaker, the grenade attack rendered him immobile, forcing him onto a wheelchair and crutches for four years.

Police have revealed that they have launched investigations into the remarks by the former Nairobi Governor.

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