Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja now says that the online trolls targeting him are sponsored.
According to the youthful Senator, someone is paying keyboard warriors to tarnish his name on Twitter, insisting that it is not something that is bothering him.
“Morning guys. Today’s paid hashtag is #SakajabetraysNairobi. Let’s get tweeting and help the keyboard warriors earn their daily bread. #527,” said Sakaja in a tweet.
Sakaja has been the victim of online trolls ever since he was arrested drinking at a bar in Kilimani, in total disregard of the COVID-19 containment measures.
He was slapped with a Sh15,000 fine or face a three-month jail term after he was found guilty of violating the COVID-19 curfew order.
Despite apologizing to Kenyans and taking responsibility for his actions by resigning as the Chair of the COVID-19 Adhoc Committee, Kenyans on Twitter have not been so sympathetic to the Jubilee Senator.
In a twist of events, KOT blamed him over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to ban the sale of alcohol in eateries and closing bars for 30 days.
According to KOT, politicians like Sakaja played a key role in the Uhuru’s strict measures on alcohol.