Kenyans reject Balala’s apology, call for his resignation
Kenyans have rejected Tourism cabinet secretary Najib Balala’s apology for his “go to hell” remarks regarding the death of 10 rhinos at Tsavo East National Park.
The CS had on Monday said that those calling for his resignation “can go to hell” adding that he will not be intimidated by their “side shows”.
He added that he was President Uhuru Kenyatta’s appointee for the docket and only he could decide his fate.
On Tuesday the CS apologized for his remarks saying he regrets dragging the name of the President into his outburst.
“I’m answerable to the people of this country through the legislature and the executive. I was responding to two or three individuals that were too nasty on me regarding the issue of the death of 10 rhinos,” he said.
His apology did not however settle well with Kenyans online who demanded his resignation for disrespecting Kenyans.
Here is CS Balala’s apology over “GO TO HELL” response to those demanding he takes responsibility over death of 10 rhinos. pic.twitter.com/P2eIlJd8e1
— Nairobi News (@Nairobi_News) July 31, 2018
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Monique Atise wrote, “The only apology we can accept is his resignation.”
Ndenga Sidwaka added, “We are already in hell. For us to come back a resignation is the only way out.”
Anthony Karuga commented, “On the issue of forgiveness, I am going to stand with what is right. Nobody has the right to deny me information on matters Rhinos, so that person asking for my forgiveness can GO TO HELL. I can tell HIM that.”
Henry Kuria questioned, “Is he apologising for “dragging the president’s name into his emotional remarks” or for disrespecting Kenyans? The fella has brought dishonour into the public office and he should vacate.”
Titus Kibuswa added, “Balala is incompetent, he thinks he works for UHURU????? He serves Kenyans and the only privilege he got was to be given a chance by Uhuru to lead in the tourism docket.”
Johnie Muia wrote, “@tunajibu Should be apologizing on his way home, this kind of arrogance to Kenyans is beyond description, too unethical and ill. Just resign #BalalaMustGo.”
Mollo Alph wrote, “#BalalaWajibika just pack and go. The report was not convincing enough. How could all the 11 rhinos be translocated at once. We are reading so much in your conduct and the best thing is for you to is to go. Leave our parks before all the wildlife are dead.”