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Nairobi Cirry: Will Sonko acquire British accent at London event?

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko will this month be among leaders of six global cities participating in the AIDSfree Global Forum that will take place in London.

Governor Sonko has been invited to speak at the forum and demonstrate Nairobi’s continued commitment in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The AIDSfree Global Forum is part of global efforts aimed at reducing the burden of HIV in cities across the world and to achieve the target of ending the epidemic.

“Nairobi has made great progress against the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets enabled by a commitment to the Fast Track Cities Initiative. Your ongoing leadership in this area is vital and I hope that you might be available to attend and speak at the forum to demonstrate Nairobi’s continued commitment,” an invite to Sonko read in part.

The event is being hosted in partnership with the Evening Standard newspaper and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Governor Sonko had in November, 2018 stunned his audience with his ‘newly acquired’ American accent at the Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi.

His reference to Nairobi City as Cirry and President Kenyatta as President Kenyarra left the online community in stitches for obvious reasons.


All eyes will now be on Sonko as he delivers his speech in London. Will he showcase a British accent?