Kenyans put Nyeri Governor on the spot over deleted Kobe Bryant tweet

By Babu Tendu | Monday, Jan 27th 2020 at 15:53
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Nyeri County Governor Mutahi Kahiga on Monday, January 27, 2020, made himself a subject for discussion after he sent his condolence message to the family of the late basketballer Kobe Bryant.

At 12:44 pm, the governor posted his first tweet since the disastrous death of the NBA star and followed it with the hashtag #RIPMwamba instead of #RIPMamba.

Black Mamba was the late basketball star’s Nickname, which he adopted back in 2003.

Shortly after, netizens pounced on the tweet having noticed the error and directed all sorts of comments towards the Governor’s post.

From people who corrected the governor, to those who accused him of negligence, the Governor felt the heat.

This prompted him to pull down the post a few minutes later.

After a while he posted the same photograph with a corrected version of the hashtag #RIPMamba

Despite the quick move to correct his mistakes, Kenyans online made true the phrase “the internet never forgets” with one quickly responding with a screenshot of the initial post.

Some of his fans also seemed to have a problem with the Governor having his photo attached to his message:

Bobby the Boy - glad you pull the other tweet off.

Kahindo Paul - Mwalimu we have screenshots!

Wahome Njogu - Slayqueen tendencies .... must ur image be there as well?

Wekesir Felix - Lazima uweke picha yako?

Retired basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among the nine people that died following a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning.

The group was headed to Thousand Oaks, California for a basketball game where Gianna was expected to play, with her dad Kobe expected to coach.

pic.twitter.com/9rDbbs1PFO — Prince Paul (@kahindopaul) January 27, 2020

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