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Kenyans foresee politics in President Uhuru’s Pan Paper reopening remarks

By James Wanzala | April 28th 2016

The announcement by President Uhuru Kenyatta that collapsed Webuye Pan Paper factory in Bungoma County will be reopened caused social media buzz on Twitter.

Using the trending hashtag #PanPaperReopens, Kenyans reacted to the remarks by President Uhuru, some castigating him for using pan paper reopening to look for votes in the vote rich Western Kenya.

Good Fella ‏@DKaviu : This is your tax money being misused to look for votes. Wise up Kenyans #PanPaperReopens.

David maundu ‏@Daeeeey : It is a good move but the timing will be questioned #PanPaperReopens

David Onzere ‏@DavidOnzere : #PanPaperReopens, let's see if it lasts even NYS started like that, its trying to woo gullible Luhyas only.

Eric Kogi ‏@erickogi : As Raila and CORD lead their supporters in throwing stones, President Uhuru and Jubilee are doing development projects #PanPaperReopens

TEAM CORD ‏@Team_CORD : #PanPaperReopens will and shall never be used for political milestones it will be remembered that Jubilee could have revived it 2014.

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However, as some read politics in it, some Kenyans saw good intention and applauded the Head of State.

Mwangi Francis® ‏@Rtmwangifrancis: Thank you Mr President. When others are busy fighting the Government, You Busy working for @WanjikuRevolt #PanPaperReopens #FeelsSoGood.

FBHae Kenya ‏@amoi_truline : Now that's something to drink whisky for. Thank you @UKenyatta #PanPaperReopens.

MkambaMkenya ‏@kyengoaryana: This the best news have heard from gov't because you cant have a country which has so many forest yet cant produce papers #PanPaperReopens

Bronley Enoch Bunde ‏@TeacherBunde: As we sing #PanPaperReopens, have we got to the root cause of its closure or ours is 2 pump in money. Tuache kuongeza diapper juu ya wet one.

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