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‘Slay Queen Lawyer’ gets hard tackle for this Twitter rant

A tweet by the presidential Strategic Communication Unit PSCU, has stirred up social media after referring to flamboyant city lawyer Donald Kipkorir as a Slay Queen Lawyer.

It all started when Mr Kipkorir took to social media to rant about the invasion of small scale traders in Nairobi’s leafy suburb of Karen.

In his grievances directed at Nairobi governor Mike Sonko and his deputy Polycarp Igathe, Kipkorir wondered what kiosks, matatus and mitumba traders are doing in Karen.

“Your Excellency’s Gov. @MikeSonko & Dep. Gov @IgathePolycarp , when we moved to Karen, we thought we were climbing up Maslow Hierarchy … But what are kiosks, matatus & mitumba clothes doing here? Where is our Master plan? Kenya is a Capitalist State. Let Karen be Karen,” tweeted Donald Kipkorir.

The post received a lot of reactions from the online community including the government’s digital department Twitter handle.


PSCU would later delete and apologise for the post, but not before KOT had taken and shared screenshots of it.

“We apologize for a tweet that appeared on our timeline. We agree it was inappropriate. It has been deleted. Thanks for pointing it out. Administrative action has been taken,”

Kenyans on Twitter also reacted strongly to Mr Kipkorir’s post:

@AugustineKirag1 said, “Remember the God that took you to Karen may revisit & take you to kibra, kawangware, or githurai never joke with God!”

@edwinmaina728 asked, “Who ever thought Nakumatt will fall!”

@raymond_obura tweeted, “Venye mwenye inchi anaangalia wananchi.. As if those roads were built by taxes from Karen residents only. Call for order but don’t be condescending.”

@deemnji commented, “Why don’t you go to heaven?Karen is on Earth.”

@blackpimpernel2 said, “What about the many house workers who are in Karen. Do they go to Woolworths to buy clothes, and the hub to buy pizzas.”