Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko now says there is life after politics and is excited to go back to his normal life and be with ordinary people. 

In a long post on Saturday, Sonko claimed that the senators had been paid Ksh 2 million to impeach him. 

"As I said before, there is life after politics, and I am excited to go back to my life and to be with the ordinary people who have been supporting me all my political life.

"My good friend the Speaker of Senate Ken Lusaka told me he was under instructions from State to breach the law in presiding over my impeachment because he was scared of the carcinogenic wheelbarrow scandal being brought back when he was the Governor of Bungoma. Some of my former colleagues in the Senate had to sacrifice me coz of the party political pressure from their Party Bosses who personally called them one by one to impeach me because I was not born in Statehouse and my father was not President nor Prime Minister and vice president as well. During the voting exercise Ksh 2 Million was offered by state for Christmas so that the law can be breached," part of the statement read. 

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko 

Sonko added, "Today I have been allegedly impeached by a few Senators, but I have not been impeached by the people of Nairobi and Kenyans at large, God has not impeached me as well and I know He has better plans for me. Everything happens for a reason. I Have faith in God. I will walk with him to the end of this journey.

"To all my people and supporters who have been believing and standing with me throughout my 10 years political journey, I encourage you to promise yourself, no matter how hard it gets, do not give up on your dreams, no matter what happened or happens to me, I will stand with you and I will continue supporting you whenever you are in need.

"The greatest tragedy in life is not getting knocked down. The greatest tragedy in life is refusing to get up after being knocked down. Today I may appear down but I'm not because I know my victory is soon coming back."

On Thursday, Senators voted to uphold the impeachment of Sonko.

The lawmakers voted on charges related to gross violation of the constitution, abuse of office, gross misconduct, and crimes under national law against the governor.