Mike Sonko, the former governor of Nairobi, splashed over Ksh1 million on alcohol as a birthday gift for former president Uhuru Kenyatta.
In a video shared on social media, Sonko is seen at a local liquor store with his team, cross-checking the various expensive alcohol brands displayed. They then selected specific brands amounting to Ksh1,029,000, including a Louis XIII brandy from Remy Martin valued at Ksh420,000.
“Happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Kenyatta, happy birthday to you,” Sonko sang as he handed over his credit card for swiping.
Sonko also celebrated Uhuru on social media with a message that read:
“Happy belated birthday, my former buddy Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. It is written in the book of Mathew 5:43. ‘Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.'”
“I celebrate the former President H.E Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. May the Good Lord give him good health and a long life as he celebrates his 62nd birthday.”
Sonko, who fell out with the retired president in the final days of his reign as Nairobi governor, struck a reconciliatory tone, asking for forgiveness.
“Happy birthday, my brother, and may your additional year bring you happiness. May God forgive me for the insults, unkind words, and anything I have said to provoke you in revenge. I have also forgiven you for all the wrongdoings and persecution. May you live long. God bless you and your family,” Sonko prayed.
The former governor also revealed that he had gifted Uhuru with a cake and card in addition to the drinks.
Uhuru turned 62 years old on October 26, with different celebrations across the country, despite his absence on the scene.