Posters of Cabinet Secretaries and county heads which Nairobi governor Mike Sonko put up along Mombasa Road ahead of the just concluded Blue Economy Conference have become an eyesore for the glaring typos in most of them.
The posters along the busy road, which is also the gateway into the country, have left many Kenyans online amused by the sloppiness of whoever got the tender to do the job.
While some of the posters bear mispronounced names of counties (Turukana instead of Turkana) and government ministries (Findustrialization instead of Industrialization), others indicate wrong counties for the county heads.
For example, the poster bearing the image of Senator for Kisii County Prof Sam Ongeri, instead indicates that he is the senator of Migori county.
Next to that very poster there is another poster of Migori senator Achillo Ayacko with the senator’s surname (Ayako) in itself mispronounced.
Hawk-eyed Kenyans on social media quickly noticed the anomaly and have had a field day trolling Sonko’s government for the shoddy and embarrassing piece of work.
Here are some of the comments and reactions on Twitter:
Hey which County is Turukana?
Hey which Ministry is Findustrialization? pic.twitter.com/pXFVFj0kre
— Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) November 28, 2018
Shoddy work. No attention to detail. Totally embarrassing.
— Nicolas Anduuru (@NicolasAnduuru) November 28, 2018
It’s breaking news… Newly created county and ministry pic.twitter.com/qKgtiafGIH
— Eric Mosoti (@mosotih) November 29, 2018
Seems Chinese took the contract of writing those posters.
— Salimcabeey™ (@Salimcabeey) November 28, 2018
Problem with giving money hungry fellows a job just for the sake of it… very bad pic.twitter.com/qXM5k0OLfM
— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) November 28, 2018
when sonko rescue does everything
— eric midenyo (@emwash245) November 29, 2018
English made in China 🇨🇳
— Richard kamau (@Richard12698919) November 28, 2018