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Mike Sonko Issues A Fake Cheque

Mike Sonko, Nairobi County Governor

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko loves to court controversies, whether for good courses or not.

A photo of a cheque circulating online showing the governor clearing the hospital bill for Esther Wambui, a cancer patient who died at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) recently has gone viral for all the wrong reasons.

The amount in words and figures don’t match.

Social media users were divided on the issue with some congratulating Sonko while others wondering if he was intoxicated while writing the cheque

Here is a picture of the said cheque and a few responses from social media users.

Sonko’s cheque

The back story

The late Esther Wambui (right) with her sister, Gladys Mwihaki, outside Kenyatta National Hospital in April 2019.

In April this year, the plight of Esther Wambui, the cancer patient, was highlighted in a video clip that went viral after she and her sister were turned away by KNH for failing to pay a bill of Kshs. 1950.

Esther died late July 2019 and left a bill of Kshs. 300,000. Her sister asked well wishers to help her clear the bill and the Nairobi Governor chipped in.

Kenyan Bulletin hopes that Mike Sonko corrected the mistake on the cheque.