Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko seemed to be a man with recurring cases of bad luck.
DPP Noordin Haji became the latest form of problems facing the governor after issuing an arrest warrant.
Haji stated that enough evidence had been acquired to give the verdict for the embattled County boss and his compatriots to be put in handcuffs.
The move by the no-nonsense son of Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji elicited reactions from both Kenyans and prominent public figures.
Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi threw shade at Sonko when quizzed by KTN journalist Tony Gachoka if he would represent him in his case.
According to Ahmednasir, the flashy governor did not qualify to fall in the list of people he might legally appeal for.
He, however, insinuated that the county boss should seek the services of his counterpart Lawyer Donald Kipkorir.
The legal advisor claimed that Kipkorir and Sonko were great friends.
“TG…Sonko doesn’t meet/satisfy certain criteria or conditions a prospective client must meet…but he is a GREAT FRIEND of Donald B. Kipkorir,” read the tweet by the legal practitioner.
TG…Sonko doesn't meet/satisfy certain criteria or conditions a prospective client must meet…but he is a GREAT FRIEND of @DonaldBKipkorir ….
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) December 6, 2019
Ahmednasir’s sentiments excited a number of netizens who were left shocked and amused.
Here are some of the reactions:
A netizen identified as Mkenya remarked that, “Let’s hear what criteria that is?”
Bob Brighton questioned that, “Kwani innocent until proven guilty was swept into the ocean?”
Paul Okoth commented that, “Grand Mullar what other requirements apart from cash and case which is in the public domain.”
— Eng Kathiori (@Honkathiori) December 6, 2019
😂😂😂hii kazi mnakataa hii ina maneno.
— Moses Isutsa (@LugaliaAndega) December 6, 2019
Kidogo kidogo…..Sonko bank accounts frozen.
— RespectTheKenyanFlag (@TONY65934417) December 6, 2019
Waiguru did, or is it the gender?
— UE1fS2VybmVs (@UE1fS2VybmVs) December 6, 2019
— S.U.L.E_N.G.A.R.E.R.A jr. (@sulengarera_jr) December 6, 2019
You are funny counsel
— WAFULA🇰🇪 (@wafulaemmanu) December 6, 2019
City lawyer Kipkorir responded and stated that he, unlike his colleague, did not choose who to help.
“AA, told you many times that am purebred Roman Catholic … I accept my friends as they are & come… I will never close the doors of my house to my friends, warts and all,” replied Kipkorir.
AA, told you many times that am pure bred Roman Catholic … I accept my friends as they are & come …. I will never close the doors of my house to my friends,warts and all.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) December 6, 2019
The latest twist left Kenyans wondering whether the vocal Sonko would live up to his word over the corruption claims.
Two months ago, the leader expressed that he would step down as the city head if found guilty in the graft case.
The controversial politician explained that the vow was to aid President Uhuru Kenyatta in the war against the crime.
Time will tell if the problem laden city boss will walk the talk.