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Apparently, two senators were overheard gossiping about it.
This was the report.
Two senators were yesterday overheard gossiping about their Nairobi counterpart Mike Sonko Mbuvi. This time round, they claimed that their flamboyant colleague has gone ahead to procure eight parachutes which he can use to escape just in case terrorists strike at the imposing KICC tower where his office is situated. The two senators were heard speculating just how far their colleague would be able to get if such a thing happened.If the report is true, which we doubt, then there is nothing the controversial senator cannot do. Already, he has insulted a radio presenter on her own show, climbed on metals gates, punched walls, slept on tarmac, claimed he has equipment to intercept phone conversations.... and a lot of people still think he leaked his own nudes (Photos he says are photoshopped).
But is it possible to jump out of KICC with a parachute safely?
The iconic building is 105 metres, with 28 floors. Sonko's office is on the 25th floor.
On the higher side, his office window will be at an altitude of 100 metres.
The legal minimum height to deploy a parachute is 2000 feet or just a little over 600 metres. However, it is still possible to survive even when deployed at 200 metres. This is however only for do or die situations, especially for trained people like the air forces.
It's therefore next to impossible for Sonko or anyone to perform a safe parachute jump from KICC at only 100 metres.
This makes a lot of sense considering the fact that a falling object from KICC's top most floor will hit the ground after only 5 seconds.
How? you ask..
Remember your physics.. it has something to do with V, S and t.