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Plucking Sonko’s flowers lands duo in trouble, but Nairobians unimpressed

By SYLVANIA AMBANI September 11th, 2018 1 min read

Two men were on Tuesday arrested  for allegedly plucking flowers on Mombasa Road on an area recently spruced up in the Nairobi beautification project.

The project has seen Governor’s Mike Sonko’s regime plant flowers and grass along major roads and pavements.

In a video shared by Governor Sonko, the two men confess to selling the flowers to pedestrians and motorists.

“My administration will take stern action against anyone who sabotages the Nairobi City County Gov’t beautification project,” wrote governor Sonko.

He added: “Already a gang behind the destruction of the beautification project along Mombasa Road has been busted. One suspect is behind bars and he’ll face prosecution.”

On social media platforms,  Nairobians urged their governor to concentrate on serious issues like dilapidated roads and corruption.

“Ati stealing flowers, how about the many wandering cows that are always feeding on the same?” asked Maina Wa Njeru.

“We have big issues to think about, surely what is this is been posted, what surely expose big steal public funds,” said Leah Blessed Mwaura.

“Someone tell this Governor that we are not going to eat beauty here in Nairobi where are the jobs you promised Nairobians,” wrote Amos Magere.

“Just flowers yet billionaire thieves are flying in choppers!!!!?? Achilia huyo jamaa,” commented Joel Momanyi.

“Apewe kazi ya kupanda maua,” suggested Raphael Mutua.

“That is petty offence take him to a rehab he seems not to be okey and needs help… Huyu mpe food rent and make him work on those flowers after rehab,” said Martoh Muriithi.

“This VAT 16% will make Kenyan to do unbelievable deals,” wrote Alvine Barasa.

“Sasa huyu mwizi wa maua na NYS nani mbaya,” asked Florence Karitu.