Nairobians have today (03.12.19) taken to Twitter to unleash how they feel about Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko via the #ArrestSonko hashtag.
The top trending hashtag on Twitter #ArrestSonko was aimed at bashing the politician’s track record however, some of his supporters have since come out to defend him.
The social media call for the outspoken Governor’s arrest was fueled by the current state of the city following the heavy rains that have been experienced in Nairobi and other parts of the country. Many Nairobi residents sited flooded roads that are now impassable, massive potholes on the roads, garbage in the city as well the recently increased parking fees.
According to recent reports, motorists in Nairobi will be digging dipper into their pockets after the County Government on Monday (02.12.19) announced an increase in parking fees. Beginning Wednesday, December 4th, it will cost you Ksh.400 to park in the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) marking a double increase from the initial Ksh.200.
During #census2019 you were joking about owning canoes. Looks like the govt was silently sending a message with the flooding going on in Nairobi. Now you're singing #ArrestSonko Look at you pic.twitter.com/uDKKSNsRbz
— Mumbi (@MumbiMutuko) December 3, 2019
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 #ArrestSonko and take him back to shimo la tewa 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— KARARU THE GALLOPING GHOST (@Thabiigkahuna) December 3, 2019
You can not stop rain, but with all billions @MikeSonko & his gangsters Have been collecting from Nairobian & from the National governmt, why can't they at least open up drainage systems. Why wait for the heavy rainfal to destroy properties & risks cholera outbreaks?#ArrestSonko pic.twitter.com/tJLopVJt2L
— Mandera Top Blogger™ 🇰🇪 (@ManderaBlogger) December 3, 2019
These leaders never learn. Last year Nairobi was flooded nothing was done; This year Nairobi is flooded and according to 'nduru za kuaminika' Mike Sonko is considering purchasing a second hand ferry as the short-term solution. #ArrestSonko
— Joseph (@kim_manoah) December 3, 2019
— Bigtyme Job (@BigtymeJob) December 3, 2019
We know stopping the rains is beyond him but for goodness sake, we need proper drainages. #ArrestSonko
— Nzela 🦋 (@edith_jeruto) December 3, 2019
However, others defended the city honcho saying that the heavy downpour is a natural phenomenon therefore nature was just taking its course. His supporters also insisted that Nairobians are to blame for the flooded roads as they throw away garbage like plastic bottles which end up clogging the city’s drainage systems.
As we #ArrestSonko, it all begins with you as a voter and a citizen.
As we complain about blockage, who carelessly throws away the trash that is blocking drainage today? The answer is #VotingWisely and #ResponsibilityForOurGarbage meanwhile, tuswim tu. pic.twitter.com/Sc6wxH715q
— Njenga🇰🇪Hakeenah (@Hakeenah) December 3, 2019
#ArrestSonko is not the solution to nairobi, mike sonko did not tell God to bring rain or bring enough rain…. we must help each other as nation and atleast advice what can be done not just yapping
— Prof George Antonio (@odongogeorge25) December 3, 2019
This is not the first time Sonko has been under fire this past week, over the weekend, the Governor angered Kenyans when he flaunted his beautifully furnished kitchen complete with gold plated sufurias while many were suffering as a result of flooded roads and houses something that posed health risks.