Eyebrows raised as Passaris salutes Sonko on inauguration
A congratulatory message from Nairobi Woman Representative-elect Esther Passaris to Governor Mike Sonko has provoked varied reactions from the online community.
Ms Passaris was on Monday at Uhuru Park to witness the swearing in of Mr Sonko as the new Nairobi governor.
She cut a forlorn figure sitting among the dignitaries who attended the ceremony, but was gracious enough to post a congratulatory tweet to Sonko.
— Hon. Esther M Passaris (@EstherPassaris) August 21, 2017
The tweet was however greeted with a generous pinch of salt.
Ms Passaris and Mr Sonko have never hidden their hard feelings for each other and regularly exchange barbs on social media.
Kenyans on Twitter were quick to notice Passaris’s change of heart.
Transfer of Loyalty ni Chap Chap! ??????
— Uhurunomics (@Uhurunomics) August 21, 2017
Madam you seem in a hurry to congratulate Jubilee guys, I never see you near Baba nowadays !! Thank you so much.
— Luhya Pounds (@luhya_pounds) August 21, 2017
Great mama Nairobi
— obiero odivina moraa (@obinah_omoraa) August 21, 2017
@EstherPassaris thank you for showing up. Our politics as matured and it’s encouraging to see you team up with Sonko for a better Nairobi.
— Duncan korir (@Kiplumet) August 21, 2017
We can only hope Nairobi comes first before your party loyalty. Past 4.5yrs have been a mess.
— Chris Mwangi (@Mwangixtopher) August 21, 2017
what happened to the ranting and raving about stolen votes. Give us a break leaders should be consistent not watermelons
— Collins Khisa Wekesa (@collohweches) August 21, 2017
You conceding and allowing baba lose money on an very obvious case that he lost, aki wanasiasa hamna huruma.
— Andrea Mytha (@432e771f9cf74ac) August 21, 2017
— Pandamax shisha loun (@MbatiMuturi) August 21, 2017