I smoked bhang, Sonko admits
Nairobi senator Mike Sonko has admitted to taking bhang before he became a government official.
“At this age I was a very notorious boy. Bangi ndio zilikuwa zangu (I was taking bhang) but I thank God 25 years down the line, I am a changed man,” Sonko said via Facebook on Saturday.
Sonko said he has “totally and completely” reformed and is a true and living testimony to many, adding he is not ashamed as “his past made him reach where he is today”.
“Never give up in life. You too can change from nothing to something just trust in God,” he said.
The senator said the Sonko Rescue Team was created to provide employment for youth to curb mischief and idling.
His post attracted various comments from social media users with some urging him to help others who are suffering from bhang addiction.
“Hope and pray you help those boys who are in a wrong path and make them realise how life is when you clean just like you,” wrote Rehan Khan.
Ndiritu Muriithi praised the senator whom he said did not forget those “living below the line after God lifted him”.
“My problem is many of our young people engage unto this due to lack of education….especially when one comes from poor family and no school fees at all to enter high school,” said Annie Winnie.