Is Sonko the reason why we should not elect youthful leaders?

It is rather the future of this country lies with the youth seemingly with the many sprouting talents being witnessed.

The rise and rise of Eliud Kipchoge is one of those instances that have really worked magic on the morale of Kenyan youth, helping prove that the world is indeed a global village

The World record holder  holds the official marathon world record of 2:01:39 but went ahead to cover 26.2 miles (42.2km) in one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria.

It was  however recognized as the official marathon world record because it was not in open competition and he used a team of rotating pacemakers.

Most people term his achievement as super human and indeed it was.

“This shows no-one is limited,” said Kipchoge after completing the race.

However in our political circles, it is becoming evidently hard to elect youthful politicians as they keep giving the electorate reasons as to why one should not vote for youthful leaders.

Starting with the rather flashy Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, the man has been at the centre of political drama from his days as MP.

His dressing has severally been in question having in mind he represents the capital city of Kenya.

One of Kenyan writers once quoted Sonko as a little well spoken than before (give credit where it is due), but as foul-mouth and profane as they come.

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In his days as a senator, he insulted a well-meaning female radio presenter who put him to task about his role in influencing policy.

At one time, the city governor went hum on his Kiambu counterpart who had called him for help after Ferdinand Waititu’s wife was arrested.

Sonko has been termed as charismatic, he has the energy and he seems to have a long political life ahead of him.

However his style of approach on issues is his biggest misgiving. In his first term as governor, he has shifted his operations thrice over threats to his life.

In 2017 after election, Sonko expressed fears for his life claiming that some individuals wanted to finish him off. He rented Lilian Towers in Nairobi where he operated from.

In 2018, the governor shifted base from the CBD to his Mua Home in Machakos County.

The governor has gone ahead to regularly  sack and reshuffle his county executive officers whom he suspected of colluding with his rivals.

However his cookie looked cooked this year after the DPP Noordin Hajj ordered for his arrest alongside six others over  graft charges leveled against them.

The governor was locked up and he spent the weekend in police custody and two more nights in remand at Kamiti Maximum Prison before being granted bond on Wednesday afternoon.

Some political analysts have predicted that this heralds the downfall of the county boss, which according to them was long overdue.

But whether or not he survives, the indisputable truth is that Sonko will go down in history as the most philanthropic and charismatic leader in Nairobi and Kenya at large.

Sonko’s future could also be the reason as to why the youths will have a place in the table as sharing or resources in the country happens, only time will tell.