On Wednesday the family of freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi protested the government’s decision to withdraw his widow’s Mukami Kimathi’s security detail and driver without notice.
The family said that there was no official communication from the government before the withdrawal.
Kenyans on social media were quick to react to the developing story with a lot of them supporting the government’s move to withdraw the widow’s security detail saying that nobody was after the old lady’s life hence the security was highly unnecessary.
Here is what Kenyans online had to say.
Was kimathi the only freedom fighter?my great grandfather fot too but no compensation to date
— Godfrey Lusaka (@GodyLusaka) November 28, 2018
What???? She had a security detail and driver? For what and at whose cost?
— Fridah (@FridahFrid) November 28, 2018
In all honesty, does she really need a driver and security guard?
— Riogi Mose (@riogimose) November 28, 2018
Security ya nini
— Mac Oduor🇰🇪🇰 (@benoduor2009) November 28, 2018
Come on Kenyans……!!!! i think the widow only requires a driver surely. Iiiii mambo na security details haisaidii. Kwani hata huyu shosh anaitaji security details ya nini sasa.
— steve xavier (@stepheno_omondi) November 28, 2018
Why does she need security detail from the govt for? Is she under any threat? Are the families of the other freedom fighters accorded the same?
Good or bad move; quite indifferent.
Her being given security is not safeguarding anything that would add value to our economy.
— Act (@_ptana) November 29, 2018
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