Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has come under fire for referring to Peter Kenneth on Citizen TV Sunday Live as “an albino or whatever”.
Sonko made the remarks about his competitor for the Nairobi County gubernatorial seat on the Jubilee Party ticket adding that he was not willing to compromise and that their feud is personal.
“I’m not ready for consensus with this person. We know what he did in 2013…he refused to step down for my boss,” said Sonko in reference to Kenneth’s presidential ambition which he refused to abandon in favor of Uhuru Kenyatta.
The flamboyant senator insinuated that the former Gatanga MP was being used by foreign powers to divide Central Kenya votes in the 2013 General Election thereby stopping Uhuru from clinching the presidency.
“Let him feel what we felt at that time… I am not going to step down for one Peter Kenneth! I will not be his running mate. Even if he agrees to step down for me, to be my running mate, I will not accept it.”
The tirade on national television which left host Hussein Mohamed unable to ask his questions, brought great condemnation from Kenyans as well as nominated MP Isaac Mwaura who is a champion for persons living with albinism.
Mwaura accused Sonko of playing the victim and asked him to apoligoze for his statements which he described as ‘immature, discriminatory and unacceptable’.
”We want to have a culture where Kenyans respect one another,” said Mwaura who threatened to take stern actions against Sonko if he fails to retract the remarks and apologize.
Fellow Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Miguna Miguna shared his thoughts on twitter saying:
”I’ve just watched the most disgraceful TV interview between the primitive Mike Sonko and Mohamed. How low can the cartel media go?”
Mike Sonko went on to apologize the following day via twitter saying he was angry during the interview.
“Kama niliwajamisha interview ya jana poleni nilikuwa na hasira…my opponent aliniita hooligan in public…wenzake wakaniita mbwa ndani ya kanisa,” he said.
Watch The Citizen TV Sunday Live Interview Below