Mike Sonko

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Mike Sonko
Member of the Kenyan Senate
Assumed office
28 March 2013
Preceded by Inaugural holder
Member of the Kenyan Parliament
In office
Preceded by Dick Wathika
Constituency Makadara
Personal details
Born Mbuvi Gideon Kioko [1]
(1975-02-27) February 27, 1975 (age 42)
Political party TNA
Website www.sonko.co.ke

Mbuvi Gidion Kioko Mike Sonko [1] commonly known as Mike Sonko or simply Sonko (Sheng for "rich person" or "boss"),[2] is a Kenyan politician who currently serves as Senator of Nairobi. Sonko is the immediate former Member of Parliament for Makadara Constituency, Kenya, a position he was elected to on September 20, 2010 in a by-election.[3] Born in Mombasa, he was once kicked out of parliament for wearing earrings and sun glasses.[2]

Mbuvi became the First Senator of Nairobi after it was announced that, with 808,705 votes, beat his closest competitor, Margaret Wanjiru of the Orange Democratic Movement, who had garnered 525,822 votes, in the Nairobi senatorial election of 2013.[citation needed]

After the Westgate shopping mall attack in September 2013, Sonko claimed that he had warned the security services of a possible attack three months previously.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Mike Sonko name now formal". the-star.co.ke. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Kenyan politician thrown out of parliament for earrings CNN, March 3, 2011
  3. ^ Makadara results IIECK September 2010
  4. ^ Bariyo, Nicholas; Vogt, Heidi; Bryan-Low, Cassell (25 September 2013). "Kenya Starts Probe in Wake of Mall Siege". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mike Sonko claims he alerted NSIS...". The Kenyan Daily Post. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 

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