Uhuru bashed for Namibia trip amid drought crisis

By Vincent Kejitan | Thursday, Mar 21st 2019 at 15:59
Share this story:

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday faced the full wrath of Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) following his trip to Namibia to mark the country’s 29th independence celebrations.

Photos of the President and his delegation were shared on various social media platforms but netizens were far from pleased by his trip considering the drought crisis that is biting hard in Turkana and Baringo Counties.

Many questioned President Kenyatta’s priorities and castigated him for using taxpayers’ money at such a time.

“Today I had the honour and pleasure of joining my friend and brother H.E. President Dr. Hage Geingob and the wonderful people of Namibia in their country's Independence Day celebrations.

“I paid tribute to the selfless contribution of Namibia's liberation heroes including the late Kaptein Hendrik Witbooi, the late Chief Hosea Kutako, the late Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, the late Anna Mungunda, H.E. Hifikepunye Pohamba, and the founding father H.E. Sam Nujoma,” read the President’s statement in part.

However, Kenyans quickly reminded him of the situation back home and asked him to quickly act and ensure the drought situation is handled well.

Here are some of the reactions:

“One would assume everything is going on well in the country.”

“Celebrate what while Kenya is sinking?”

“Ur excellency, issue executive orders to military cargo planes to distribute relief food to our fellow Kenyans in hunger striken areas to safe our brothers and sisters, also order the controversial dams to be built in Turkana...”

“What is kiunjuri doing there while Kenyans are dying of hunger?!!!! I thought he was CS Agriculture and not foreign affairs.”

“You mean you just travelled! without even saying something on the Baringo,Turkana droughts?? reaaly?? ooh my oh my! anyaway safe journey and God be with you we always remember you in our prayers hata kama hutukumbuki sisi kama wakenya!”

On Wednesday, the President condoled with families that had lost loved ones as a result of Cyclone Idai but a section of Kenyans was not pleased by his kind gesture.

Netizens accused the Head of State of turning a blind eye to the hunger situation back home and urged him to focus more on problems in his country.

Share this story:
Other related topics:

Latest Stories