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Sonko trolled for showing up at terror attack scene with pistol in jacket pocket

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has become the butt of online jokes showing up at the Dusit D2 Hotel on Wednesday morning with a pistol protruding from his pocket.

Sonko had accompanied Internal Security Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, to the scene, where the CS gave a press briefing on the police operations at the scene of the terror attack.

The governor opted for a relaxed look of a t-shirt, a sleeveless jacket, a hat and dark sunglasses, that gave him a casual appearance at what should have been a formal public appearance.


Pictures, which he shared on social media, showed the butt of a black pistol sticking out from the right side pocket of his vest.

“Nairobi was yesterday once again the scene of another cowardly attack by terrorists. I strongly condemn this act of violence towards innocent people. Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of the victims and survivors,” said Mr Sonko.

When reached for comment, the Nairobi County Director of Communication, Elkana Jacob, however said that his boss carried a power bank and not a pistol.


Kenyans on Twitter had a field day, poking fun at the governor for the manner he chose to carry his gun.

Mad Mullah tweeted, “Hahaha unafika movie ikiisha? Unachoma baba Mbogo Alisha slay jana.”

Anju Blax asked, “Bunduki kweli huwekwa kwa mfuko ivo kama jaba ? Ama simu ya infinix.”

Fredrick Njagi said, “Good job but the only problem was not holstering your arm. Hii kitu haiwekwi kwa mfuko.”

Tengekyon asked, “Fafarai, hii ni pistol ama simu?”

Eric Mwale wrote, “Ulikua wapi jana…leo na pistol.”

Everyone knows what’s inside Sonko’s pocket, but City Hall communication boss says its a power bank

Sonko trolled for pistol in jacket pocket photo