KOT reacts as Mama Ngina backs Raila
Kenyans on Twitter have chipped in on the debate after former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta criticized those insulting her son. President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking at the burial in Gatundu. Mama Ngina, whose husband mzee Jomo Kenyatta was Kenya’s first president, waded over the succession debate arguing that President Kenyatta ‘means well for the country’.
President Kenyatta has settled on seasoned politician Raila Odinga as his possible successor at the expense of William Ruto.
“Depending on how one is raised up in his or her home even when they come out in public they cannot go out insulting others,” said Mama Ngina, perhaps in reference to a clique of politicians allied to Ruto who’ve been hitting out at the president with frequency.
“I want to tell those who are engaging insults that we will leave them like that if at all they were taught insults while growing up.”
She also defended her son’s decision to support Odinga.
“Let’s try to love each other, this country is ours and we should strive to move it forward. Your leader cannot show you the wrong path.”
Here are some of the reactions by Kenyans to Mama Ngina’s speech.
So Mama Ngina too has hit the campaign trail! This man William Ruto may force even Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come and campaign for Raila Odinga. Anyway, when God says YES, no weapon formed against the noble man come king from Sugoi shall prosper.
— Mabuko Jr (@mabukodancan) March 22, 2022
Ukiona Mama Ngina ameamua kukuwa campaigner publicly then something is really going on
— Sir-Rap-A-Lot (@Osama_otero) March 22, 2022
Mama Ngina is asking Kenyans to follow Uhuru's direction simply because Ruto refused to work with him? That's one of the lamest campaign messages in Sub Saharan Africa.
— Neville Isaboke (@nevz_isaboke) March 22, 2022
Mama Ngina Kenyatta is really trembling,she is pleading with us to follow what her son Mr Kenyatta is telling us.Mama Ngina you can go and rest in Gatundu for all I care that is one,two we will not listen to your son,be humble and sit down and three hatupangwingwi.
— Migosi (@migosi_brian) March 22, 2022
Mama Ngina as a Kenyan has right to her opinion but she ought to have known when to speak & when not to speak. She cannot ask Kenyans to follow uhuru without us analyzing her son record in leadership Kenyans are disgruntled rightfully so #Daybreak @citizentvkenya
— Dr. Ekuru Aukot (@EAukot) March 23, 2022