Kenyan Governor faces criticism over his decision to provide alcohol along with food packs

A new controversary has surrounded the Governor of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, after his announcement to distribute alcohol as part of food packs for poor families who are missing work as a result of the lockdown pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Governor Mike Sonko ordered to distribute “small bottles of Hennessy in the food packs that we will be giving to our people”.

Governor Mike Sonko said, “From the research which has been conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) and various health organisations it has been revealed that alcohol plays a very major role in killing the coronavirus or any sort of virus.”

His statement has attracted him much criticism and mockery on the social media.

Other controversies related to Governor Mike Sonko includes drug trafficking and money laundering allegations and accusation of escaping from a maximum facility 20 years ago made by police authorities. 

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