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Mike Sonko Governor Sonko forced to defend himself after his Jamhuri Day Speech caused confusion

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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been forced to defend himself after his Jamhuri Day speech caused Confusion.

Sonko mistakenly referred to Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta by her mother-in-law’s name in his speech during the celebrations that was presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

play President Uhuru Kenyatta during Jamhuri Day celebrations (Courtesy)

 

His speech left many confused of whether he was using the right name, after referring to her as Mama Ngina Kenyatta.

Going by his speech shared on Social Media, it was not a mistake as the governor knew what he was reading.

Sonko has explained that he opted to refer to the First Lady as Mama Ngina Kenyatta because she also has a daughter called Ngina.

play Mike Sonko's Post on Facebook (Courtesy)

 

“The former first lady Her Excellency Mama ngina Kenyatta was not present at kasarani but Her Excellency the first lady MARGRET KENYATTA has a daughter named NGINA KENYATTA so she can as well be referred to as MAMA NGINA KENYATTA.” Reads Sonko’s Explanation

play President Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto, Governor Sonko during the Jamhuri Day celebrations (Courtesy)

 

"Your Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, Your Excellency the First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta"

 The erroneous reference to the First Lady as Mama Ngina Kenyatta is what caught the attention of his online followers who quickly pointed it out. Surprisingly, Sonko engaged his followers with a pointless explanation in an attempt to justify the glaring mistake.

Reactions from Facebook

play Kenyans react to Sonko's post (Courtesy)
play Kenyans react to Sonko's post (Courtesy)
play Kenyans react to Sonko's post (Courtesy)
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