"Keep off my private Life", Sonko Tells Critics
Nairobi 15 April 2018:
Nairobi City County Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has asked critics to keep off his private life. He said this in an article titled “The madhouse that is Sonko's City Hall Office" that paints him as a failed and incompetent governor appeared in the yesterday's Nation Sunday edition.
Governor Sonko urged the Nation Media to concentrate on highlighting issues affecting the residents of the city and give a break on his personal and private life. “Focusing on negatives about me will not help. There are challenges I cannot handle alone. I reiterate that Nairobi belongs to everybody and we all should take responsibility to make Nairobi great. For instance, garbage collection is a big problem, which I cannot fix alone," said Governor Sonko.
The County boss questioned why the Nation Media does not pay attention to so many positive stories in the County, like the recent installation of an oxygen plant at Mama Lucy Hospital which supplies oxygen to many hospitals, prompt payment of County Staffs' salaries, increase in revenue collection, procurement of more than 20 fire engines, putting up a Renal Unit at Mbagathi Hospital among other achievements.
The Governor was speaking at City Hall Way when he officiated the "Good Deeds Day" celebrations. Good Deeds Day is about doing good and coming together to celebrate and accelerate the true spirit of volunteering. He encouraged the disadvantaged children to be focused, courageous and motivated.” I come from a humble background hence the soft spot on the poor. I am proud of my good deeds and I will continue doing good to the people without looking at their race, colour or ethnicity.” said Sonko.
He mentioned a number of people he has helped when they were desperate for help. The Global Chief Advisor Good Deeds Kathleen Dennis lauded the governor and termed him as one who does good every day, a good Samaritan and an example to many.
The mission of the Good Deeds Day is to promote and celebrate thinking good, speaking good and doing good and to allow these circles of goodness to grow in the world.
Good Deeds Day is an annual global day of doing and celebrating good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Volunteer Involving Organizations Society, Good Deeds and Nairobi City County as the main partner organized the event that was celebrated in over 100 countries. It is the second time for the Nairobi City County to host the event.