Explore the biography of Mike Mbuvi Sonko in this article. As a prominent Kenyan politician, Sonko is a man of his own successes. He has gone through (and done) a lot to reach where he is now. All these have been discussed in this article, including his wealth, cars, wife and news.
Mike Sonko Profile – Birth, Education & Career History
Mike Sonko was born on 27th February 1975 in Mombasa. In his youth, he was involved in numerous crimes including mugging people on the streets of Mombasa and becoming an international drug dealer.
While a few people manage to escape from prison, he managed to escape from Shimo La Tewa prison twice! This one the most guarded prison in the Kenyan soil.
After completing his primary school education at Kikowani Primary School in Mombasa, he started getting involved in his father’s business, before joining Kwale High School.
While in high school, he continued working with his father and despite qualifying to join University, he decided to do a course in Business Administration and Management at Pwani University and Edexcel International School.
After joining politics, there was demand for him to have a degree, which was a requirement for all senior politicians, more especially if one aspired to run for the governorship in Kenya.
Therefore, he joined the Kenya Methodist University and graduated in the year 2015 with Bachelors in Business Administration.
Sonko was first elected through a by-election to represented the people of Makadara Constituency and was later re-elected into the same post after demonstrating that he cared for his people than his stomach!
After finishing his term, in 2013’s general election, he contested for Senator which he won to become the first Senator from Nairobi County.
In last year’s Kenyan general election, Sonko contested for governor and emerged victorious over Evans Kidero (the first Governor of Nairobi County).
In his political career, Sonko is considered as the most successful politician, who has overcome numerous obstacles to reach his targets.
The latest challenge of his career was the resignation of his deputy, Polycarp Igathe, which he has confirmed shall not affect his aim of making Nairobi a better place according to his manifesto.
Mike Sonko’s Family & Wife
Sonko is a married man. He has three daughters; Salma, Saumu, and Sandra, all from different mothers. Salma is from a woman in Juja, Saumu is from the late Njeri, and Sandra is from Prim, his current wife and first lady of Nairobi County.
Mike Sonko’s Cars
In Kenya, there is only one politician who is flashy and flamboyant, and that is Sonko.
He is known to have several expensive cars such as the Mercedes Benz, Range Rover Sport, and the luxurious Hummer Jeep, which can be afforded by only a few politicians in Kenya.
One of his cars is the golden one that is most likely the only one on the Kenyan roads.
Mike Sonko Gold Car
The gold-plated Toyota V8, Range Rover that Sonko owns is believed to be the best car, and most comfortable an individual can hold. The vehicle costs more than Ksh 24 million before having it on the Kenyan roads.
Having such a car has proven that indeed Sonko loves golden things as he once indicated when he was interviewed in one of the Kenyan Television.
Mike Sonko’s Net Worth
Although Sonko has never exposed his exact net worth, he is considered as one of the wealthiest men in Kenya.
In addition to his salary, he receives a lot of cash from his businesses, which include the real estate and transportation businesses.
Mike Sonko News
Mike is always on the news, and some of the latest news about him include his victorious win to become the second Nairobi County, the number one county that contributes to Kenya’s economic growth.
Despite claims by his competitors that he is illiterate and can never head Nairobi, he managed to win over his closest rival, Evans Kidero, who was in office as the Nairobi Governor.
But, five months after winning, Sonko is again on the news as many people claim that he will not deliver what he promised after his deputy resigned.
The Deputy Governor, Igathe had resigned citing poor relationship and corporation from the governor.
Sonko has, however, indicated that despite having no deputy, he remains focused and shall ensure that he fulfills what he promised to do during the campaign period last year.
Mike Sonko Contacts & Phone Number
Being a digital era, one can easily connect with the governor through social media.
On Facebook (GovernorMike Sonko) and Twitter (@mikesonko), and he usually responds well more especially is the issues shared are issues affecting the local, impoverished, citizens.
You can also get in touch with him through his email (mikesmsonko@yahoo or gmail.com) or call him +254722886600/39111999.