Why Sonko’s promise to ‘Mama Mbogas’ has not been well received
Nairobi governor Mike Sonko on Friday promised to abolish daily fee charged to Mama Mbogas but his decision has not been well received online.
The governor said the move will ensure the Mama Mbogas can earn more money as opposed to spending a lot of it in obtaining city council permits.
Currently, the Mama Mbogas are charged daily to be allowed to do business in the city and this dwindles their daily profits.
Will also abolish the daily fee charged on mama mbogas. I believe this will put more money in their pockets to feed & educate their children
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) September 29, 2017
Sonko’s promise was however not welcomed by tweeps who told the governor that campaign time was over and there is no need to make promises.
The users told Sonko to instead focus on delivery and only report what has already been achieved.
Others took the chance to bring back the governor’s jibe on Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and the response the legislator gave him.
still making promises. Campaign period is over sir & you’re governor. In stead of the “I wills,” we wanna see more of “I haves.”
— O P I J A (@anyul_john) September 29, 2017
Use economists in your hypotheses. Not all decisions result in the desired outcomes, especially where money is involved.
— Ogello Jnr ™ (@OgelloSays) September 29, 2017
nice one and it will help to improve their life time big up mheshimiwa continue with that spirit.
— Joseph Anguche (@joseph_anguche) September 29, 2017
Please ban licensing of pata potea thugs stealing from old woman in river road police can’t act since licenced by city hall please boss
— African EyE (@EYES_AFRICAN) September 29, 2017
Bwana governor please remembers us SME’S runned from houses or very small shops mtaani your guys are harassing our businesses as well saidia
— michael kiria (@michaelkiria1) September 29, 2017
Kindly is this legal Mr governor clarify for us pliz pic.twitter.com/j6dRz5Uek0
— Ayub omar (@ayubanes) September 29, 2017
The reason why all these payments need to be automated.sone of these county workers print their own receipt books and pocket all the cash
— lisalulu (@kleanafrica) September 29, 2017