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Kenyans on Twitter tear Governor Mutua apart over condolence message
By Wambui Mbuthia | Updated Dec 07, 2017 at 10:36 EAT
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Governor Mutua angered tweeps
SUMMARY
  • Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua seemed to annoy Kenyans on Twitter with a tweet he posted in regards to MP Francis Nyenze's death
  • Many tweeps accused Mutua of using the chance to spread his politics instead of mourning appropriately

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua found himself on the wrong side of netizens after his tweet rubbed them the wrong way.

Mutua took to Twitter to mourn the death of Kitui West Member of Parliament Francis Nyenze after his death on Wednesday, December 6.

I am saddened by the passing of Hon. Nyenze - a good man, a friend and a voice of reason. He was a smart & diplomatic leader who cared about his people. He told me he was fed up with sycophancy perpetuated in our region and supported my politics of development. I will miss him.

— Dr.Alfred Mutua (@DrAlfredMutua) December 6, 2017

Nyenze had been battling cancer of the colon for many years and later suffered from pneumonia. 

Kenyans on Twitter bashed him with most saying he was thumping his chest rather than mourning the loss.

Mutua, who just announced his wish to be president in 2022 beat National Super Alliance's (NASA) Wavinya Ndeti to be Machakos county boss in the August 8 elections.

Here are some of the responses his tweet evoked.

Your second last sentence kills the mood of mourning

— Juliande (@amimofestus) December 6, 2017

Were you mourning or trying to brag? A word of condolences was just enough..Wewe bado tosha unga bana— Ondari Roberts (@ROBERTSONDARI) December 6, 2017

Cant you just say R.I.P, must you go out and add petty messages on hearsay.— Natural Mystic (@mulikevs) December 6, 2017

How NOT to express condolences: It's not about you or your politics of development. Has selfishness, exemplified in the pursuit of political power, made us all lose our collective marbles?— Blessed????????Kenya (@upuzi_wacha) December 6, 2017

I also support your development agenda but since we are mourning it's not wise to provoke some of your constituents who are also mourning— Ndungu Gachane (@Ndungugachane) December 6, 2017

You should have told us what he told you before he died. Nkt.
RIP Hon Nyenze— Benson itabari (@BensonItabari) December 6, 2017

You never said it when he was alive. Why should we believe what you are saying?— Awiti Otieno™ (@awitiotieno) December 6, 2017

It doesn't matter what he was fed-up with and whether or not he shared with you the whole thing. Just say RIP and the message will be clear. All these that you are saying will not add anything— Tovenomondi (@tovenomondi) December 6, 2017

Do you have to introduce politics in a message of condolence?? Just say pole and people will appreciate.— jay mairura (@jay_inc) December 6, 2017

Very peculiar condolence message. You watered it down with your unending desire for glory. Funny it comes from à communication expert of high standing as you !— Mwanahabari Shupavu (@shupavumedia) December 6, 2017

I think sending condolence message is enough. Rip Hon. Nyenze— philiph wambua (@philiphwambua) December 6, 2017

Sometimes Mutua behaves like a spent cartridge. Why not just send a good message of condolence— Hon Anangwe (@Hon_Anangwe) December 6, 2017

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