Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was not denied access at Kabarak

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was not denied access at Kabarak

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was not ejected from the main dais at Kabarak as the funeral ceremony for the late Daniel arap Moi was underway.

Contrary to earlier reports that security officers barred him from entry, Citizen Digital has learnt that he was put on hold for protocol reasons.

Dressed in a black suit and gold-colored spectacles, Sonko was seen waiting for several minutes before he was ushered to his seat.

He sat next to former Attorney General Amos Wako and other mourners inside the main tent.

Meanwhile in one of the local dailies, a two-page advertisement from the Nairobi City County Government paid tribute to the late Mzee Moi.

“His Excellency the Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, the Executive, all the staff and the entire leadership of the Nairobi County Government wish to express our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and nation at large following the passing on retired president, H.E. Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, the second President of the Republic of Kenya,” the tribute reads in part.

It further describes the late Mzee Moi as as African legend and an icon who championed the rights of all persons of all faiths to observe their religion without discrimination or impediment.

“Daniel Toroitich arap Moi ran a good race, kept the faith, and now he is enjoying his reward in heaven,” the tribute reads.

— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) February 12, 2020

On Monday this week, Sonko viewed the body of the late Mzee Moi at Parliament buildings.

He also condoled with the family members including Rongai MP Raymond Moi.