Kenya: Sonko Tickles Senators With Strange Toilet Break Request

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has told the Senate's Devolution Committee that he will be visiting the toilet frequently following an 'electrocution accident' at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Mr Sonko appeared before the committee on Wednesday to answer questions on why his County Executive Committee is not fully constituted, including having a deputy governor.

Governor Sonko, in remarks to the committee's chairman, said he will be excusing himself frequently.

"I ask for your permission to be going to the bathroom frequently because recently when I landed from London, I had an incident at the airport where I was electrocuted.

"With all due respect, this is not a laughing matter, I am not joking about this, I will be seeking so many permissions," he said.

Mr Sonko had on April 18 complained via his Facebook page that he had been electrocuted by naked wires at JKIA during a short call.

He threatened to sue Kenya Airport Authority in case the incident affects his well being.

He shared videos of the poor state of toilets at the airport.

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