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Sonko’s Daughter Sandra Mbuvi Reacts to US Travel Ban

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s daughter, Sandra Mbuvi has broken his silence following US Department of State’s decision to ban their family from travel a long to the US. 

In an Instagram post, Sandra took issue with haters on social media noting that they always sit and wait for someone’s downfall.

“It’s like you all are just sitting there waiting for something negative to come up. Haters will broadcast your failure and whisper your success,” she wrote. 

Sonko and his family were banned from travelling to the US over corruption, abuse of office and bribery allegations. 

In an announcement made at the US Embassy in Nairobi by Counselor for Public Affairs Eric Watnik, US Department of State indicated that Sonko solicited bribes and kickbacks in exchange for awarding government contracts to his associates. 

“The department has credible information that the former governor was involved in significant corruption when serving as governor of Nairobi

“We determined that he received bribes in kickbacks in exchange for irregular awarding of contracts to his associates for personal gains,” stated Watnik. 

Sandra took issue with haters on social media noting that they always sit and wait for someone’s downfall PHOTO/COURTESY

Watnik also stated that the outcome of Sonko’s case at the Milimani anti-corruption Court will not impact the ban. 

“The action today is based on information available to us and we believe that the information is proven and significantly credible.

“It touches on corruption in terms of kickbacks for illegal awarding of contracts. I cannot get into hypothetical but it may not be affected by the court’s determination,” he said.  

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