Mike Sonko apologises for posting that Charles Njonjo had died

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 10 Oct, 2021 11:30 | < 1 min read
Former Attorney General Charles Njonjo PHOTO/COURTESY

Former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has on Sunday October 10, 2021 apologised for sharing a misleading post about the 'death' of former Attorney General Charles Njonjo.

Sonko fell victim to unverified reports that were awash social media on Saturday night, alleging that the veteran lawyer had passed on. He sent his condolences to the family oblivious of the fact that the former state functionary 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.

The family of Charles Njonjo has today clarified that the former AG is alive and is enjoying his weekend. They rubbished the claims stating that they were greatly exaggerated and ill-intentioned.

Former spokesman for ODM leader Raila Odinga, Salim Lone, also apologized to the family of the ex-henchman of former President Jomo Kenyatta, saying that it was 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.