Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, on Tuesday, found himself at the receiving end of numerous criticism from a section of online users who castigated him over the ongoing floods in some parts of Nairobi.
According to the majority of those who aired out their frustrations, the City chief has failed on his mandate in addressing pertinent issues concerning the heavy rains that continue to wreak havoc in his county.
In pictures going viral on social media under #ArrestSonko, numerous roads have been rendered impassable with residential apartments turned inaccessible.
The heavy rains have also unmasked the inability of the Sonko-led government to address the garbage collection issue with sewerage lines reportedly blocked.
— Rasto Ogonji (@RastoOgonji) December 3, 2019
Besides, heaps of garbage have been pictured along the streets of some apartments which a section of the online users claimed was in Nairobi.
Also, some ground floors of major buildings in the city found themselves on the receiving end of the biting floods after their premises were flooded.
— Jacob Abere Matlala (@JacobAbere) December 3, 2019
On Sunday, Governor Sonko said that disaster management officers from his government were deployed in all Nairobi Sub-Counties.
The governor urged residents to be vigilant and use the hotline numbers issued by the county when in need of help.
He added that his government had done what it could to ensure the safety of city residents.
“We have been unclogging drainage systems and setting up new ones in areas we are rehabilitating roads,” said Sonko.
— PAUWORLD™ (@ThePauWorld) December 3, 2019
On Tuesday, the governor wrote on his Facebook, “This season, the rains are heavier than usual across Africa and is expected to continue for several weeks. Kenyans need to be extra vigilant to avoid heavy stormwater and floods.
We appeal to residents to avoid driving through or walking in moving water or open fields, and not to shelter under trees and near grilled windows to minimize exposure to lightning strikes.”
Here is How Kenyans had to say about Sonko:
— YOUNGEST KOT™, HSC (@ItsMinabo) December 3, 2019
A town of any modern state should not look like this, let alone the capital city, Nairobians now feel the pain with this #ArrestSonko isht, yet when we encourage people to practice their democratic right and vote wisely, they prefer handouts smh.#COPAAfrica2019 #ClimateChange pic.twitter.com/XdGbEVu5ni
— KellythaMc (@kurenji_jnr) December 3, 2019
#ArrestSonko You can tell by the lack of any sort of paper work or filling system, that the office has turned into a lounge to entertain musicians (Morgans) and shoot videos. This guy knows nothing about running a capital city
— oppressed kenyan (@Siupyungnovice) December 3, 2019
We are the ones who block the drainage systems by throwing everything that is later washed and clogs systems. We do not take responsibility but blame @MikeSonko. #ArrestSonko pic.twitter.com/tyu9dKYkUN
— EDDIE MORS 🇰🇪 (@EddieMors1) December 3, 2019
The hypocrites and idiots blinded by sonko’s PR stunts should ask him to send that mediocre ‘sonko rescue team’ with water buckets and cameras to sort out the flooded roads #ArrestSonko. pic.twitter.com/WqbCIO8hBp
— KEN_neth (@KenhNeth) December 3, 2019