sonko forced to apologise to county employee.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko>

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko

by Muthoni Kimani November 4, 2020

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko apologize after he issued a fake death alert of former Nairobi County Secretary Dr Robert Ayisi. Dr Ayisi got admitted at Mater Hospital in Nairobi where he has been receiving treatment for a while now with the family saying he is still alive.

However, in his condolences posts on social media, Sonko claimed that Dr Ayisi had succumbed to Covid-19 complications. Sonko posted;

“It is with great sorrow and sadness that I announce the death of Dr Robert Ayisi, former County secretary and CEC Health, Nairobi County Government who has also served for a few months with my administration. He will be remembered for his role in streamlining the health sector in Nairobi County,”

He added;

“My deepest condolences to his family, relatives and friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying moment. You can count on our support. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Covid-19, especially the 2nd wave is real,”

Word spread like wildfire in the streets, with the condolence message being shared across various social media pages before the former Makadara MP retracted the same. Capital FM also picked it as breaking news.

The former county secretary served City Hall primarily during former Governor Dr Evans Kidero’s time but was never a health CEC as had been indicated by Governor Sonko.

Ayisi’s family reportedly complained to Sonko after the tweet forcing him to apologize. Sonko has since deleted the tweet promising to apologize to Ayisi’s family himself.