Deciding to go live on his Facebook page, former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko finally broke his silence regarding his impeachment from office.
In the video, he is seen driving by himself in Nairobi traffic with an array of popular gospel tunes blaring from the car’s stereo.
“I am excited to go back to my life and to be with the ordinary people who have been supporting me all my political life,” Sonko captioned the video. “As I said before, there is life after politics.”
The Senate upheld the decision to impeach the Governor after a two-day hearing earlier this week, Sonko’s impeachment was upheld by a vote of 27 to 16.
He faced four charges: Gross violation of the Constitution and other laws; abuse of office; commission of crimes under the national laws, and lacking the mental capacity to run the county government.
“Today I have been allegedly impeached by a few Senators, but I have not been impeached by the people of Nairobi and Kenyans at large, God has not impeached me as well and I know He has better plans for me. Everything happens for a reason. I Have faith in God. I will walk with him to the end of this journey,” he wrote.
Sonko also suggested he knew who was behind his impeachment. He, however, thanked his family and supporters for backing him throughout his 10-year stint in politics.
“I encourage you to promise yourself, no matter how hard it gets, do not give up on your dreams, no matter what happened or happens to me, I will stand with you and I will continue supporting you whenever you are in need.”
“The greatest tragedy in life is not getting knocked down. The greatest tragedy in life is refusing to get up after being knocked down. Today I may appear down but I’m not because I know my victory is soon coming back.” He concluded