Sonko Electrocuted at JKIA Urinal, Threatens to Sue

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  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko suffered electrocution at JKIA on Thursday morning. 

    The governor had just arrived from London and decided to use the bathrooms at the Airport. 

    Sonko, through his Facebook page, revealed that the incident happened as he was relieving himself in the airport's urinal. 

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonkowaiting to receive Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi at JKIA on 25/11/2018

    He disclosed that should the electric shock interfere with his reproductive organs, he would sue the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA). 

    "Nimepigwa shock kwa machine nikinyoraa (I have been electrocuted while urinating). If I fail to sire more babies I will sure KAA," Governor Sonko posted.  

    He protested the sorry state of the washrooms because some stalls have live wires which are dangerously exposed. 

    "This is the state of our bathrooms. KAA wake up what's the point of paying millions of shillings to managers in salaries and yet they're sleeping on their jobs," Sonko lamented. 

    He called out a worker and his supervisor who were in the washrooms and asked why the facilities were poorly maintained, adding that it was the second time he was raising the issue. 

    Sonko also compared the ablution block to those in Nairobi streets, arguing that the City Council managed the toilets better.

    "Kwa nini hii choo, na hii ni international arrivals, kwa nini lazima ushikanishe wire ndio maji itoke (Why do urinals serving the international arrivals terminal have to be flushed by manually connecting the exposed live wires)?" Sonko posed to the Supervisor.  

    Update: After the story went viral, KAA issued a position statement on the matter. 

    "Our attention has been drawn to concerns on Social Media relating the washrooms at JKIA. These cases are as a result of vandalism which we are unfortunately experiencing at the airport. We currently have a contractor on the ground who is systematically repairing and replacing the defective equipment. We apologize for any inconvenience caused but assure all airport users that we strive for customer satisfaction," read KAA's statement. 

    Watch Mike Sonko complaining of electrocution at JKIA while urinating below.