What Kenyans think of ‘mtu wetu’ politics
Choices have consequences and Kenyans online have been pondering on the culture of electing leaders based on ethnicity instead of ideas.
Many blamed the rising tide of corruption in government to the ‘mtu wetu’ mentality that holds sway in every electioneering period.
Kenyans on Twitter, through the hashtag £MtuWetuNonsense, linked poor governance and corruption in the country to the tendency of Kenyans to view elections through tribal lenses.
This is what they had to say.
Some people shout mtu wetu yet they themselves go hungry and cannot afford basic needs because of corruption. Kwani mmerogwa na hawa thieves #MtuWetuNonsense
— Mulosi stephen (@Mulosistephen) June 14, 2018
#MtuWetuNonsense ndo inafanya uchumi unadorora!
— Trevor Offshey (@offshey) June 14, 2018
Once we streamline our independent institutions, then we have a shot at fighting this #MtuWetuNonsense
— joseph ogembo (@joseloop) June 14, 2018
It's time Kenyans say they're done with tribalism. Forever #MtuWetuNonsense
— all my names start with M (@mutumaMM) June 14, 2018
— Chris Khamasi (@KhamasiChris) June 14, 2018
#MtuWetuNonsense we want to beautify wizi and give it sweater names just because ni mtu wetu
— Anne rose ?? (@candybaibe170) June 14, 2018
"The goat lives its entire life terrified of the Wolf, only to be devoured by the shepherd" #MtuWetuNonsense
— LikoBae.? (@Kigo_Njagi) June 14, 2018
So where has the #MtuWetuNonsense left us as a country- yet we never learn. After every five years we are super eager to repeat the same mistake!
— Aquinas Nzomo (@AquinasNzomo) June 14, 2018