Ex-Governor Sonko recalls the day he ‘almost took his own life’ at City Hall

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 12:33 | 2 mins read
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. PHOTO/Courtesy
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. PHOTO/Courtesy

Ex- Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has opened up on the time he "almost committed suicide" at City Hall.

The former city boss says, on his Facebook account, that he had a near-fatal battle with stress and depression over political dynamics at the county's offices.

Mourning the death of Capital FM's DJ Lithium who took his life inside the station's offices on Wednesday, January 19, Sonko says this must have been caused by a lack of a shoulder to lean on and an ear to share his struggles.

"DJ Lithium commits suicide at Capital Fm offices. Aki sisi Wanaume at times we go through a lot of stress and depression and don't open up to friends like how women discuss their issues with fellow women coz 90% of our own silent enemies are our own friends," he wrote.

Sonko claims two of his friends incited him to go after Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) boss and later betrayed him.

"There was a time I almost commit suicide at city Hall after realising my close friends at the county assembly and one from EALA incited and advised me kuanza vita na beste yangu fulani after realising kuna Jeshi alleyway kurun NMS na walipoona pesa mingi aneenda nayo uko.

"Tulipo kaa chini kama mabeste kudiscuss wakanichocha ati huyu Mdosi sasa ametuzoea hebu mvuruge live live na head on after which at the same time wakaenda kwa tu the same mdosi kumwambia ona vile Sonko anakuvuruga afadhali huyu mtu tumtoe. Nikajua Kumbe kikulacho ki nguoni mwako. Jichungeni sana na mabeste wanaojifanya loyal kwa sura kumbe kwa roho ni sumu. RIP DJ LIithium."

Sonko was impeached in December 2020, and after a long legal battle, he accepted the fate paving way for Governor Anne Kananu who was sworn in as Nairobi's third Governor on November 16, 2021.