Former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has on Sunday 10th October 2021, issued an apology to Charles Njonjo’s family and Kenyans at large for “killing” the former Attorney General on social media.
Sonko fell a victim to unverified reports that were viral on social media on Saturday night, alleging that the veteran lawyer had passed on.
Sonko send his condolences message to the family without knowing that, the news on social media were fake and the the former AG was alive and kicking.
“I sincerely wish to apologise to the family of the former AG Charles Njonjo and Kenyans in general for the misleading information that Charles had gone to be with the Lord.
“However I learnt the same from a Mr. Salim Lone who is a close friend of Charles Njonjo but who has since apologized to the Njonjo’s family and the public for the misleading information through his tweet. Charles may you live longer than your current age,” he posted.
Family of Charles Njonjo has However clarified that their kin was alive and enjoying his weekend, they rubbished the claims stating that they were greatly exaggerated and ill-intentioned.
Former slpokes man for ODM party leader Raila Odinga,Salim Lone, has also issued his apology to the family, saying that it was really unfortunate that he did not bother to verify such serious information.
“I feel truly awful. I posted comments an hour ago about my dear friend Mr Charles Njonjo and his passing an hour ago. It seems that I was totally wrong.
“Its pointless to state that numerous new sites and others etc carried the news, I should have checked further. I feel very ashamed and offer sincerest apologies to all who were misled by my post,” he posted.