Sonko Explains His Newfound American Accent

After Kenyans made fun of his newfound American accent, Sonko finally explains it

Governor Mike Sonko

Sonko said he wanted to make foreign delegates to feel at home when he twanged in his entire opening speech.

Explanation Given

Speaking on Wednesday, during the “Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani” meeting held after the conclusion of the Blue Economy convention, Sonko joked about the incident where he called President Uhuru Kenyatta Kenyarra.

“Our [Blue Economy Conference] guests have already left Kenya for their respective countries. So, on behalf of President Kenyatta, and not ‘Kenyarra’…" Sonko stated.

"We have to twang when welcoming members of the international community…,” said Sonko," he added.

This triggered a laughter from attendees of the meeting, including Mombasa County chief Ali Hassan Joho and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi.

During the Blue Economy Conference, Sonko pronounced President Uhuru Kenyatta’s name as “Kenyarra”, city as “ciry”, water as “warer”, among others.

Boosting Nairobi

Governor Joho also made fun of Sonko over his newly acquired American accent.

Joho thanked the governor for hosting the Global Sustainable Blue Economy Conference but not without making fun of his accent.

Sonko urged the organisers of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference to consider making Nairobi their International Headquarters.

He argued that Nairobi is a modern city that boasts one of the best developed infrastructure in the East and Central African region.


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