Governor Sonko revealed a lawmaker's affair at his funeral. Now he's set up a hotline to out deadbeat politician dads
The governor of Nairobi has ignited an explosive debate amongst Kenyans over the issue of children born out of wedlock to powerful politicians and their lovers.
After Member of Parliament Ken Okoth died from cancer at the age of 41 last month, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko publicly detailed an alleged affair between the late MP, who was a friend of his, and a woman who was nominated for Nairobi's County Assembly.
Sonko, 44, declared at a memorial service broadcast on local television: "Ken had a son with one of the nominated Nairobi MCAs [Members of County Assembly]. The two lovebirds did not hide the fact that they shared a son as demonstrated by pictures and various documented correspondence."