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He tagged 10 other people in the image, which has been shared almost 700 times on Facebook.

Members of the public mocked the photo in the comments. They pointed out that when the photo was taken, Mr Sonko would have been just a young boy.

Most of the comments thought the image was funny, which has been ?liked? more than 5,000 times.

Sam Muthwike commented below: ?We have very true leaders? a talent for sure!?

Other users pointed out that Mr Sonko was not as tall as the image suggested.

Some were more offended by the image, however. Peter Ogwankwa Muma said on Facebook ?It?s distasteful to manipulate pictures of Nelson Mandela for self gratification at this time.?

He was pictured in sunglasses, a red hat and a shirt of Kenyan colours earlier on Thursday at an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kenyan independence from Britain.

However, he was also photographed at the same event drinking from a water bottle printed with the union flag on.

Mr Sonko was elected as an MP for Nairobi in 2010, but was kicked out after he refused to take off his earrings and sunglasses in parliament. He was elected as a senator for Nairobi earlier this year.

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