Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been forced to apologise after he issued a fake death alert of a former Nairobi County Secretary Robert Ayisi.
Sonko had announced that Ayisi had died died of Covid-19.
“It is with great sorrow and sadness that I announce the death of Dr. Robert Ayisi……. He will be remembered for his role in streamlining the health sector in Nairobi county. My deepest condolences to his family, relatives and friends,” Sonko tweeted.
Ayisi’s family reportedly complained to Sonko after the tweet forcing him to apologise.
Reports indicated that Ayisi was admitted at the Mater Hospital’s HDU.
Sonko has since deleted the tweet promising to apologise to Ayisi’s family himself.
The two members who sent the alert to the governor have since been sent on compulsory leave.