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Sonko in trouble over fake Mashemeji derby jerseys

Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Mike Sonko has incurred the wrath of Kenyan football fanatics on social media after printing a “two in one” jerseys bearing both Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards colours.

Senator Sonko has reportedly prepared hundreds of similar merchandise ahead of Sunday’s “Mashemeji derby” pitting two of Kenya’s biggest football clubs.

He is reported to be preparing to dish them out to a section of thousands of supporters for free before the game which will be aired live on K24 TV.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

The game kicks off at a refurbished Nyayo Stadium starting 3pm.

Meanwhile, Nairobi News understands Sonko’s move has reportedly irked both the respective club officials, as well as representatives from giant gaming firm SportPesa who are both teams’ official jersey sponsors, considering the jerseys printed are not the original replicas.

Some of the jerseys bear the message “Sonko supports Ingwee and Gor Mahia.”

NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi and Nairobi Governor Evans Kideroare expected to attend the game.

Here are some of the crtitical reactions.