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Hilarious reactions after Governor Sonko hypes Nairobi as Wakanda from Black Panther
By Wambui Mbuthia | Updated Mar 18, 2018 at 12:30 EAT
Governor Sonko called Nairobi Wakanda
  • Governor Sonko attracted numerous responses after comparing Nairobi city to Marvel's Wakanda
  • Many Kenyans on Twitter pointed out reasons asto why Nairobi is nowhere close to being Wakanda
  • The fictional Wakanda is known for its wealth and able warriors

Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko threw social media into a frenzy when he compared the city to the fictional Wakanda country of Marvel’s latest release Black Panther. The Governor on Saturday, March posted a photoshopped image of leading characters Nakia, played by Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o and T'Challa with the caption Welcome to Nairobi City Lupita Nyong’o. This is the real Wakanda Kingdom.

Welcome to Nairobi City @Lupita_Nyongo. This is the real Wakanda Kingdom. pic.twitter.com/1XcrEJEpY1 ​— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) March 17, 2018

In the Movie Black Panther, the Wakanda kingdom is rich as it owns a powerful extraterrestrial metal known as Vibranium. The metal’s powers give Wakanda’s warriors extraordinary abilities apart from fuelling the nation’s technological advancements.

His post came as Nairobi is experiencing floods with the heavy rains. Pictures have been circulating on social media platforms as Nairobians hustle to make ends meet despite the inconveniences caused by the dirty murky waters that are on every street.

Kenyans on Twitter pounced on his tweet reminding him how different Nairobi is from the said Wakanda Kingdom. Most of them found humour in his remark and responded with the same.

Here are some of the hilarious comments Governor Sonko received;

ooh hapa si ni hapo KICC... pale SeaBD— Dickson Nyange (@Dickson_Nyange2) March 17, 2018

Wakanda drainage iko sawa,
This is Wamae kingdom.— Millan Ouma™ (@millanouma) March 17, 2018

Is it the comparison to #Wakanda or that @MikeSonko published a Photoshop image that shocks me more? I can't tell! #HayawaniHawa!— Duncan Ngugi (@ItsDreNgugi) March 17, 2018

You are a bad person ????????????— Gathoni (@I_am_Gathoni) March 17, 2018

Just wondering how many KICC floors high their height is ????
Enyewe these Wakandastans have really set the bar high.. @KaburuA welcome to the ???? kingdom..— Martin Mutegi (@Martokleanfreak) March 17, 2018

“Brother, you remember the post I told you about Nairobi Governor saying Nairobi is wakanda kingdom instead of Mwea-Tebere kingdom” pic.twitter.com/9T9Ftb3hJh— VICTOR (@VctrVik) March 17, 2018

somehow it's flooding in Wakanda. Somehow there's looting of public funds in Wakanda. Somehow there's daylight criminal activities in Wakanda. Karibu NAIROBI????— L.A.R.U.E™ (@LeonardoLarue) March 17, 2018

Just wish you’d busy yourself with what I need: Water & thoroughly dealing with Storm Drainage.
Then, I’d feel a whole lot better about you tweeting photoshopped images.— GMan ???? ???????? (@gatmanuk1) March 17, 2018

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