A lobby group in Nairobi has asked the national government to reinstate Governor Mike Sonko’s security detail.
The bodyguards were withdrawn in what Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said was a major review of VIP security deployment.
The group, calling itself “Friends of Nairobi County”, is chaired by former Nairobi Mayor Joe Akech.
They defended the governor’s decision to operate from his Mua farm in Machakos citing grounds of “cartels after Sonko’s life”.
“We want to tell the cartels, who are after Sonko day and night, that they should stop trailing the governor.”
“They are the reason Sonko has temporarily relocated to Machakos,” Akech said during a press conference at Chester House.
The group comprises members of hawker groups, boda boda riders, matatu operators, and Jua Kali artisans.