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Thursday, 6 November 2014


Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko last night graced the Gor-Mahia fundraiser where he was among the chief guests. He donated Sh1.2m to assist the team in its endeavors and urged them to embrace non-violent ways in order to restore our soccer's lost glory.

“I also urged leaders to put aside their political differences and support this Country's immense Talent. I'm also willing to attend similar functions if invited for other leading clubs in my county including AFC Leopards and Sofapaka among others”. Said Sonko during the fund raiser.

This is not however the first time Sonko is taking part in sports or soccer promotion in this country. In March 2013, he had pledged to give Harambee Stars Sh1m if they beat or draw with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

True to his words, he was at the JKIA to receive the team where he handed them over the Sh1m cash as had been pledged.

In February this year, President Uhuru Kenyatta donated Sh500,000 each to AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia with Nairobi senator Mike Sonko Mbuvi topping up with another Sh200,000 each.

Sonko also promised another Sh200,000 to the teams for every goal scored in their continental assignments. "This donation is meant to motivate the teams to do well in their weekend continental assignments. We challenge them to carry the country's flag high," Sonko said.

Sonko later fulfilled his pledged and gave Gor the Sh200,000 after they beat US Bitam 1-0 and another Sh200,000 for AFC Leopards after they beat  Defence FC 2-0.