KOT react to Uhuru’s explanation for snubbing presidential debate
Kenyans on Twitter on Tuesday reacted to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s explanation that he missed the debate because ‘it was a waste of time’.
The president said he had nothing to debate with opposition leader Raila Odinga, hence deliberately snubbed the presidential debate.
The statement elicited mixed reactions online with some Kenyans urging the President to focus on campaigns, while others faulting him for snubbing millions of Kenyans who tuned to watch.
The presidential debate was held live on all television stations on Monday with three fringe candidates showing up for the first session and only one for the second one.
mr. president,you should have met your employers read kenyans and asked for a job you shied away from the interview
— gordwin muhambi (@gosinjiru) July 25, 2017
So will I also be wasting time queuing to give you my vote. Mr. President, seat down, be humble. All we wanted was you to be there.
— Matt Ngai (@MartinNgai2) July 25, 2017
my grandmum doesn’t attend rallies,nor is she on facebook she was eagerly waiting to see him on tv ama kura ya nyanyangu si muhimu kwake
— anthony mikwa (@AnthonyMikwa) July 25, 2017
My grandmother has no tv but attends rallies, so kura ya nyanya yangu apeleke wapi?
— Thee Tolbert (@Tolbert_KE) July 25, 2017
This was the disdainful attitude, the same arrogance, that Ghana’s John Mahama (your friend) displayed just be he lost to Nana Ado
— D I K E M B E (@Disembe) July 25, 2017
Infact the debate was meant for “presidential candidates” and not the presidents debate
— adibebkelly (@adibebkelly) July 25, 2017
what about collecting the nomination certificate at the IEBC? I thought it was for “presidential candidates” and Mr. President was there.
— Munupi S. Biko’z (@stevebikoz) July 25, 2017
Then it is a waste of time for anyone to wake up early to queue for long hours to vote for you. @UKenyatta
— Ofire Ofire (@ofire_ofire) July 25, 2017
I ll wake we ll wake to vote him agaaaaaaain….we know you had lined odingas people to try prove Uhuru wrong tukajajaruruka
— George Kimani Gatong (@GatongKimani) July 25, 2017
Kenyatta is feeling bossy #ElectionKE
— Gedi Associates (@gedimuhando) July 25, 2017
Were you to debate with @RailaOdinga or you were to tell Kenyans what you have done for them and what you still plan to accomplish for them
— Ddx David (@DdxDavid) July 25, 2017
That’s my president right there, a very principled man. He never quivers and will not do things for the sake of it
— Mwalimumkuu (@nyumbakubwa) July 25, 2017
Haki Mr President @UKenyatta be humble and God will lift you up.. Read the Bible you will see it their.
— Okwirisam254 (@SamsonOkwiri) July 25, 2017
Just @UKenyatta had nothing to present in debate,everything you promised has 0% achievement.NYS,Eurobond,health ministry etc is what we got
— Jakanyawino (@Jakanyawino) July 25, 2017
Arrogance is a self-defense tactic to disguise insecurities.
— BoldAlways (@BoldAlways254) July 25, 2017
Hehe! I’m surprised he had the temerity to address it elsewhere. He knew Raila was going to have him, he chickened out…& I’m being polite.
— Richard Arina (@raphael223) July 25, 2017
So Jubilee presidential aspirant skipped not coz of his patriotism but his ungrounded evil-hatred to a kenyan like him as they face kenyans
— Francis N Njeru (@FrancisNNjeru3) July 25, 2017
Teren Teren ….the media barrage against President Kenyatta has began!
— Nick.Mwai (@chir_mwai) July 25, 2017
If he could not ans just a simple qstn on how to slve food crisis in Kenya during their manifesto launch, debate was a little beat advanced.
— kogege Wycliffe (@OgegeWicklife) July 25, 2017
— #MyLittleThing (@Kimaani) July 25, 2017
This is the highest level of insensibility and lack of touch with Nationhood, God hardened Pharaoh’s heart in the same way
— Elisha kedenge (@EKedenge) July 25, 2017
It was Kenyans who wanted to interview him on the job he is applying on 8th of August. He snubbed the interview we will snub him on 8/8
— Chrispus Mwanake (@cmmwanake) July 25, 2017
I wasted my vote in 2013 voting for you.This time there will be no backdoor.Just pack and go.
— DAVID KATHYAKA (@dkathyaka) July 25, 2017
This very disrespectful @UKenyatta u are supposed to be a servant of the pple …..yesterday we needed your presence in the debate
— joggie01 (@joggie01) July 25, 2017
Dear Fellow countrymen, There comes a time when the nation rises above such self centered, proud, and corrupt cowardly individuals.
— Aguyo Jabagni (@GilbertJabagni) July 25, 2017
Waking up and queuing to vote for you at 5 in the morning of 8/8 is also a waste of time….time for change
— abdul qadir (@kadirr) July 25, 2017
Ooh yes alikuwa anataka mtu wa level yake all the rest are below him, that very true
— Tony Ngugi EBS (@Tonyngugi2) July 25, 2017
wow.seriously!the debate really had nothing to do with raila.it was about discussing issues that affect the kenyan people and accountability
— Elizabeth Varda (@VardaElizabeth) July 25, 2017
Dear Mr. President, it was not between you and Raila, it was all about what you have for us Kenyans. You’ve really let us down.
— WICKLYFF MAINA (@JOWIJAMUOMO1) July 25, 2017