As Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, and the Director of Public Prosecutions take on the grand Nairobi corruption battle in court, Kenyans have taken their war on the county head’s innocence to social media.
This is after Sonko’s supporters flooded Twitter, Tuesday, detailing all the good deeds that the governor has done, during his leadership term, appealing to President Uhuru Kenyatta to now save him from his imminent downfall.
According to netizens loyal to the flashy politician, Uhuru should intervene, not only because Sonko has positively impacted thousands of lives through his humanitarian projects, but also because the former senator was at the forefront of defending the President, during his most trying time, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) following accusations of being behind Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence.
Sonko’s supporters believe it is now time for Uhuru to pay the deed back.
#MrPresidentSaveSonko A friend in need is a friend in deed. The adage is supposed to elucidate the relationship of people with mutual help. If history can serve us well, Uhuru was crawling at his extreme end of life with nobody to utter a protective statement to him Courtesy:
Others are of the opinion that a man as kind-hearted as Sonko, who through his Sonko Rescue Team has saved residents of Nairobi and beyond from disasters and poverty, does not belong anywhere near a prison.
The former MP’s supporters also feel that Uhuru should make the government cut Sonko some slack since he is one of the few governors who are actually focused on working for the people, instead of engaging in 2022 politics.
Several citizens also sympathised with Sonko for the rough couple of days he has experienced, since his arrest on Friday.
Factions of the opinion that Sonko should bear the brunt of his alleged corrupt practices, however, jumped onto the #MrPresidentSaveSonko trend, with the same amount of zeal, noting that the President already publicly stated that he is no longer accepting pleas for help, especially when it comes to corruption.
We support the president 100 percent for the fight against graft and corruption. This time authorities hawachezi. All other political leaders will now fear to misuse public funds because now they now hakuna kupiga simu for usaidizi. Hongera to his H.E
#MrPresidentSaveSonko is a ridiculous hashtag
Many Kenyans feel let down by the President and walking the walk on corruption would be a massive PR win for his govt. Imagine a competent governor finally running the Capital? Sonko back in Kamiti may save your legacy Mr President
When President Uhuru said , “since the fight on corruption started I have lost many friends and I’m willing to lose more if that is what can cutoff corruption in this country , ” Losing friends for the sake of a nation, so it’s ironical to use this #-tag #MrPresidentSaveSonko
Sonko is currently admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital after he reportedly fell ill shortly after being taken to the Kamiti Maximum Security Prison for remand.
He is facing several charges, including corruption, which, according to the DPP, has robbed Nairobi County of over Ksh350 million.