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Kimaiyo, Grand Mulla in a fight over mocking tweet

The recently dismissed Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) chairman David Kimaiyo over the weekend sparked an online fight with a city lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi.

The confrontation was occasioned by a tweet from the Senior Counsel that apparently mocked Kimaiyo for his recent dismissal from the airports authority.

An agitated Mr Kimaiyo fired back by quoting a 2014 opinion piece written the lawyer on Daily Nation newspaper, which he claimed showed how Grand Mullah was always opposed to his work as Inspector General in the fight against terrorism.

“Kimaiyo is a Bible-wielding police officer, (who) spends more time in Bible studies than in mapping out security strategies,” Ahmednassir had said in the opinion piece.

The lawyer, in the Twitter fight, named Mr Kimaiyo as the only person fired twice by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The former IG didn’t take it lightly and asked if the lawyer had seen the sacking letters on his behalf.

In a gazette notice released on Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta revoked the appointment of Mr Kimaiyo as Chairman of the KAA, replacing him with immediate former Chief of Defense Forces Julius Karangi.