Woman escapes death by a whisker scrambling for Sonko’s handout – PHOTOS
A woman was almost run over by Governor Mike Sonko’s car on Wednesday as she jostled for handouts being dished out by the politician in Embakasi.
Governor Sonko had just attended the the start of a 100-day Accelerated National Immunization Campaign that was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) Warehouse in Embakasi.
The president also officially sent to counties the first batch of specialist Cuban doctors during the event.
As Governor Sonko approached his car at the end of the function, a crowd of men, women and children quickly milled around him to ask for handouts.
Sonko, never one to disappoint, started dishing out crisp bank notes through the window as his driver began to drive off.
In the ensuing melee, a woman who attempted to keep pace with the moving vehicle was almost ran over as she moved close enough to reach for the governor’s cash.
She lost balance and fell on the road, just inches from the front wheels of the governor’s speeding car.
She was eventually saved by a man who was also chasing for a share of the governor’s largesse.
The woman did not suffer any serious injuries.