Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday set the internet ablaze after he posted an explicit tweet attacking the Standard Media Group, over a headline appearing on the Standard newspaper.

The headline on the Wednesday Standard read “The Wailing Governor” with the story narrating how Sonko fell from being the Nairobi County boss to a man “chasing shadows”.

Reacting to the story, Sonko hit out at Standard noting that they should focus on donating sanitizers and masks rather than attacking him.

“Kumanina zenu gazeti ni za kufunga nyama. Instead of using taxpayers money to give free masks and sanitizers to the public during this covid-19 period you are busy buying headlines against me. Shame on you kumanyoko nyinyi siku yenu itafika,” he tweeted.


The tweet elicited massive reactions online with a section of netizens hitting out at the governor for using foul language.

Here are some reactions: