Reports indicate that a controversial HIV report as behind’s Sonko’s dramatic release from prison, 18 years ago.
In a judgment released by Judge Samuel Ogok, the report identifies that Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko had successfully served a period of 9 months prior to the production of a medical status assessment report. The medical document indicates that Sonko had been identified as HIV positive inmate, warranting his release from prison.
Sonko has repeatedly accepted his profile as a former jailbird. However, he has consistently asserted that he escaped from prison, contrary to the details shared in the new revelations. He controversially shuttled from one prison cell to the other between the years of 1997 to 2001. It is unclear on how he managed o escape before his time given the disappearance of critical documents that detail that part of his history.
The charismatic politician, at least in the eyes of his supporter, Mike Sonko dabbles controversy in a peerless. Many observers posit that he uses this strategy to scatter various barriers that stand his way. He could easily take up the position of Kenya’s most successful politician. His rise from an MP in 2010 to a city governor in 2019 is a feat strange to many political players.
The new details on his HIV status serve to further toxify his already controversial lifestyle.
News accessing our news desk indicate that Mike Sonko has, since, threatened to sue The Star Newspaper for running the HIV status story. Through a demand letter, Sonko alleges that the coverage was defamatory and sought to destroy his reputation. The Nairobi governor further stated that the story was bound to disfigure his reputable character and profile him as a fugitive.
The demand letter, served through city lawyer, Cecil Miller, additionally insists that The Star paper displayed him as an individual with questionable moral values.
In part, the demand letter reads “The malicious and spiteful statement was published without inquiring into the truth or falsity and counter-checking with our clients on the issues published,”
Mike Sonko has demanded an official apology from the publication, within three days, failure to which he promises to commence legal proceedings.