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Sonko’s Sh150k brainteaser on Facebook backfires as followers beg for cash

A mental challenge by Nairobi senator Mike Sonko to his Facebook followers in exchange for a cash award backfired after his online fans took the opportunity to solicit for free cash.

In a post on his Facebook page, Sonko had challenged his followers to identify people and the place in a picture that would see the first 50 correct answers get Sh3,000 each.

The challenge attracted a large numbers of his followers with the post receiving more than 1,000 comments. In total the Nairobi senator was ready to give out Sh150,000 to his Facebook followers.

“Baada ya kazi a cold glass of apple juice. Hebu Guess hapa ni wapi na hao niko nao ni kina nani? 3k for the first 50 correct answers,” posted Sonko on his Facebook page.

BEGGING MISSION

The picture showed Sonko together with MPs Victor Munyaka (Machakos) and  Joseph M’eruaki (Igambe North) inside parliament canteen.

However, some his followers gradually turned the challenged into a begging mission.

One user, Geofrey Angoi, said “The Mighty Sonko live long many have restored their hope when they hear just ua name. Hata mimi kama sasa niko na hopes ya kupata 500 asubuhi hii while Alice Wambui Wanjama also had a plea to the senator, “Hon mi nmefungiwa keja..niko mbaya saidia.”

Denyoson Bernard asked “Nitumie credo ata ya chwani.”, while GB EI Guerrero said “Hapa umetuweza mkubwa, sasa mimi hizi vitu naonanga kwa tv ya jirani siku moja moja, hapa inakaa kwa akina rosa kempishi, hapa najua jamaa mzito sonko. Na wazito wengine. mi nipe punch hiyo ingine upee wengine, ama aje mkubwa?”