Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho was on Tuesday bashed for speaking about football matters at a time when two people had drowned in the Likoni channel.
Despite the fact that the bodies were yet to be found, the governor steered clear of the matter and instead, praised Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for earning a point against Manchester United in an English Premier League tie.
He also took time to congratulate Beatrice Chepkoech for winning gold in the women’s 3000m steeplechase finals in Doha.
“Congratulations to Beatrice Chepkoech for winning gold in Women’s 3000m Steeplechase finals in World Championships in Doha.
“You have made us all proud,” he wrote.
This did not go down well with a section of Kenyans who asked him to empathise with the family of the victims.
Nothing to celebrate after 48hrs the body are still stuck at LIKONI FERRY it's not fair...we mourning — Sir.JAMES MC'ODU ???????? (@MacJaymo) October 1, 2019
Watu wanakufa wewe wa tweet huku..nkt — WizzieOfficial (@official_wizzie) September 30, 2019
Talk about FERRY accident. Nkt — Gerald Lepariyo (@Lepariyo) October 1, 2019
How about the #LikoniFerry tragedy your Excellency? — Harrison Njoroge (@knjorokenya) September 30, 2019
When will you talk about the ferry accident... Does it mean nothing to you?
You are enjoying while one of your voters drowned. — N.Kiron (@Nick_Kiron) September 30, 2019
What about the ferry victims? Have you reached out to them? — Saliku Jeremy (@Munubiz) September 30, 2019
You can tweet about the game but a simple condolences to the family you can't — Cate (@catechigs) September 30, 2019