MIKE SONKO’S WEALTH “I MAKE 6 MILLION A MONTH FROM MY MATATUS”
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko dispel any allegations that source of his wealth, is from drug money.
“I make six million a month from my matatu business.” Sonko said.
Mike Somko’s matatu’s
Mike Sonko declared that he makes his money from real estate and the transport industry.
“I have never dealt in drugs. I have never been charged for any drug-related offence… I make clean money, I pay taxes,”
Senators Sonko said during a bare-it-all interview with Citizen TV.
“You can make millions, even billions from real estate. And I owned matatus in Buruburu even before I got into politics,” said Sonko
About his controversial security detail which has been accused of displaying dangerous weapons & roughing up the public:
“Even in the Police Act, at some point you are allowed to scare away your enemies,” he said.
He also said he will continue financing his ‘Sonko Rescue Team’ that comprises of ambulances, hearses and four Land Rover (Discovery) security patrol cars.
Part of Mike Somko’s matatu crew
The ‘Rescue Team’ also comprises of a fleet of three H2 Hummers, four Mercedes Benzes (New S Class Model) and Sonko’s personal bling-plated Land Cruiser which are availed freely for couples holding weddings.
“I will keep doing this until State House tells me to stop,” he said.
“Before I joined politics, I used to pay fees for students, I used to give free transport to bereaved families. So this is nothing new. It’s part of giving back to Nairobi people.”
“I am not saving anything for my children because of my love for Nairobians. I am also doing this because the county government has failed in service delivery,” he said.
On schooling matters:
“I made my first million when I was in high school. But 20 years later I have decided to do back to school. You have to have education to be a leader,” he said.
NB. The article is adapted from the interview in January, 2015