“I always keep some whiskey handy in case I see a snake…which I also keep handy.” – W. C. Fields
Governor Mbuvi Gideon Kioko Wam aka Mike Sonko wants to make history. The Nairobi Governor who has signed of most of his office. The man whose still under investigation of alleged corruption. The man who signed off and supports Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). Now, with the COVID-19 or Coronavirus crisis running rampant in Kenya. The Governor has his solutions to the matters.
Governor Sonko will deliver Hennessey together in the government supported packages to the ones whose in need during the lockdown and the curfews in Nairobi. This is meant as a supportive measures, but only shows the Governors own priorities. Instead of fixing PPEs, Masks, Sanitizers and whatnot for the Hospitals of Nairobi. He got funds to pay alcohol for the citizens.
Surely, plenty of the citizens will be grateful for the French Whiskey. Maybe, that is why he signed off the Supplementary Budget to cover the costs of this and other measures. The parcels from the Governor is filled with UNGA, Sugar and rice too. So, its not like it doesn’t matter and is a joke.
I doubt Sonko even thought of these words: “One serving of whiskey contains as many antioxidants as a glass of wine. Try taking a shot of whiskey as your next “fighting off/preventing a cold” excuse. Whiskey also contains ellagic acid, which known for fighting off cancer by absorbing rogue cells” (Julia Gellis – ‘The 6 healthiest alcohols you should be drinking’ 20.09.2017, BusinessInsider.com).
He might have heard about that and that’s why he does it. During the Spanish Flu, even in Norway, the state gave away a one Cognac bottle to its citizens. Therefore, Sonko isn’t doing something new. However, its the method and the lack of sanctions doing so. Secondly, just the free-way spreading the news on the Radio recently. Not like it was given by the Health Care Professionals or said by Health Experts. Instead a rogue governor. Who has gotten away with a lot and still runs around.
Sonko clearly believes in the words of W.C. Fields. He thinks its handy to have a whiskey, because you can never when the snakes are around. Right now the snake is COVID-19 and that’s why he makes it handy. Though, there is no scientifically proved that Whiskey helps towards this sickness. However, this might help the ones fatigued at home and who needs liquid courage to push through the troubling times of lockdown. That is however, another ball-game than actually helping the citizens with their nutritious needs or a steady diet. Peace.