On Thursday afternoon, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta defended his decision to appoint former Vice President Moody Awori in the arts and culture board saying that young people selected in the same boards end up looting public funds.
“I have been criticized about appointing a 91-year-old for arts and culture, if you were in my shoes what would you do when you see money being stolen left right and center?”
These remarks greatly irked Kenyans who felt insulted and they told off the President in the comments. Majority of them seemed visibly tired of all his excuses and told him if the kitchen had become too hot, then he was free to exit and let someone else do the job.
So Youth are thieves according to our president
— James Krop Lochita (@chepoletkrop) December 6, 2018
"Mnataka nifanye nini?"
— Jahson_K (@Jahson_k) December 6, 2018
Somebody to enlighten me how the two statements are related?
— Rhui James (@Rhui_James) December 6, 2018
Why is this heffer acting like the chair of a tribunal advising the president. Is he not the CIC? Imagine budako ukimsho cousins zako wanakuchapa Christmas halafu akuulize "if you were in my shoes ungedo?
— CHARLES GICHIMU ™ (@Charles_Gich) December 6, 2018
Punda imechoka…..ikiwa huwezi kazi jitoe ….nkt ????
— STOP????LITTERING???? (@Wahitoz) December 6, 2018
I thought he was not aware kwamba kuna wizi – kumbe anajua – that's good
— Kennedy omogi (@Nyasirwa) December 6, 2018
Mr. President pic.twitter.com/KurqCV8Bbz
— MisfitsMisfit (@kiariikimani) December 6, 2018
Arrest those who are stealing left right and center
— joseph gathogo (@jghnumberoner) December 6, 2018
How does appointing a 91 year old relate to fighting corruption?
Simply resign, sigh!
— Mugun ???????????????? (@mugunjm) December 6, 2018
Nonsense,hogwash, preposterous & dogmatic outbursts age has nothing to do with corruption they all steal.Reasoning like that is pedestrian & infantile, we have parameters speltout in the constitution, age, integrity, track record ,qualification etc.Its his govt. CONTROL IT!
— DANIEL WANDOLO (@DWANDOLO) December 6, 2018
I thinks its time the youth understood how politicians & elite class view them..'As Votes' during election period and as "thieves" when job opportunities arise
— steve kinoti (@SteveKinoti) December 6, 2018
Arrest the thieves, Moody won't change the system
— Virginiah (@Virgini2252) December 6, 2018
How old is old and how young is young? Most or all govt agencies are led by people who are 50, 60 and above years and billion are reported missing every day.
— Issah (@IMwongera) December 6, 2018
And just like that the youth will remain jobless as the old sleep at work. Then someone will emerge and say the youth should invest in farming as the old stay in offices ????????♂️
— Paul Mwiu ???????????? (@paulmwiu) December 6, 2018
The president has given up. Fighting corruption needs both feet on the ground. I believe if he could publicly cane his MPs to pass death penalties on public embezzlement and denying bail to culprits and also having independent people in the courts,the fight couldn't be easier. ????
— #Loudsoliloque ???? (@loudsoliloque) December 7, 2018
If I was in your position, I would resign together with my deputy president and leave the task to Hon Raila since he is older than you and you are saying that the young people are corrupt unlike the old people. That means that Hon Raila is clean as compared to you and Dp Ruto.
— Paul Okemwa Ombuya (@ombuya_paul) December 7, 2018
Ala! If he is tired, he should step aside forthwith, we have no time having people in office appointing people carelessly without following the legal process
— cosleigh ???????? (@Sylvester2Koech) December 6, 2018
Jubilee isione state house tena aki. @UKenyatta how can you talk like that and you have all resources in your power . you have no independent mind it appears and have always relied on perhaps the late mzee and moi. Stop protecting your friends and make enemies for our sake
— mejo MD (@ceftriaxonman) December 6, 2018
Really?? Mr president is the commander in chief of armed forces how could you mean that you cant deal with corruption…………….if the whole system is crooked fangia nyumba mzima
— Ian Duncan Obura (@IanObura) December 6, 2018
So these Moody Awori types, just how are they supposed to stop the stealing? By issuing curses…are they to run after the thieves? Educate us, we got time
— Bavon Marie Marie (@francis_mmakau) December 6, 2018
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