Governor Mike Sonko has announced that he will be attending a fundraiser to be presided by Deputy President William Ruto in Nyamira County on Thursday, October 15. 

Sonko, on the invitation of West Mugirango MP Vincent Mogaka, North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko & Kitutu Masaba MP Shadrack Mose, confirmed that he would attend the fundraiser at Silonga Girls High School for boda boda operators in Nyamira and another for 10 SDA churches in Miriri District.

He thanked Police IG Hillary Mutyambai for the clearance to hold the events under the National Security Advisory Committee regulations.

“I invite you to join Deputy President William Ruto and other leaders for the said function and thereafter proceed to Miriri in Kitutu Masaba Constituency to fundraise for Seventh Day Adventist Church,”

Sonko’s invite read.

The governor explained that he would not use choppers to fly to the functions and neither would he use his official cars.

Though he cautioned that people should not politicise the empowerment of youth and women, many of his followers were questioning whether he was joining Ruto’s camp.

Should the two decide to collaborate, they have numerous similarities which could prove beneficial for them.

Sonko’s relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta has been deteriorating since the deal to hand over key functions of Nairobi County Government to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.

Before Ruto generosity spree, Sonko was known for his charity through the Sonko Rescue Team which would donate to vulnerable members of the society all over the country.

While running for the Nairobi Governor post, his biggest strength was his ability to interact with the common mwananchi which Ruto has also adopted as a key pillar in his presidential campaign.

They have also been sharp critics of ODM leader Raila Odinga but only seem to accommodate him with persuasion of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Earlier in the year, Sonko traced his tribulations to his association with Ruto, whom he had paid a visit in April.

“Being invited by the DP to his office is what you call tanga tanga. We have democracy and freedom of association in Kenya. The dark days of torturing people are over,”

Sonko stated after the visit.