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Sakaja responds to request for cash instead of ’empty’ New Year message

Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has responded to a request from one Nairobian who asked him to send some cash (via M-Pesa) instead of just sharing New Year wishes.

Sakaja is known for being active on his social media accounts and almost always responding to fans seeking clarification or enquiring about his leadership.

The request came from a tweep who was commenting on the governor’s New Year message.

“My governor ulituma New Year message bila ka M-Pesa,” the tweep wrote.

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In response, Sakaja said “Haha. Next time basi.”

It all began when another tweep questioned why Sakaja sent her a New Year’s message yet she is not a resident of Nairobi.

Now @Safaricom_Care where is @SakajaJohnson getting our phone numbers from? I’m not even a Nairobi county resident,” the woman wrote.

To this Sakaja said, “Well now I have your handle. Happy New Year. May God bless you.”

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The Happy New Year messages were received with mixed reactions with some saying they never got the message and others criticizing the governor for wasting texts.

But Sakaja defended the New Year messages and welcome billboards erected in the county, saying neither Nairobi tax payers nor the county were not footing the bill.

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