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Mwalimu Dida: Kenya must now give China a president

By Winnie Mabel October 26th, 2022 2 min read

2013 presidential aspirant Mwalimu Abduba Dida was of the opinion that Kenyan should now consider giving China a president considering other nations were electing national leaders with Kenyan roots.

In his October 24, 2022, Twitter update, the outspoken politician called for a Xi Jin Kamau to be elected.

“Rishi Sunak, a Kenyan of Indian origin becomes the Britain’s PM designate. US and Britain done. Kenya must now give China a president too. Xi Jin Kamau for president of China,” said Mwalimu Dida.

On October 25, 2022, Rishi Sunak officially took over as the 57th Prime Minister of Britain following the resignation of Liz Truss after 44 days in office.

Sunak, 42, is the first person of color and of Hindu origin; and the youngest politician to become the Prime Minister of Britain. His Kenyan roots trace back to his father, Yashvir Sunak, who was born in pre-colonial Kenya. His mother was born in Tanzania and both sets of his grandparents migrated from India to Kenya and Tanzania respectively.

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In the United States of America, Barack Obama Junior was elected the 44th President and he became the first black leader of the superpower. He traced his paternal roots to Kenya. His father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr, was a Kenyan senior government economist from Siaya County and was airlifted to America for a special academic program as the first African foreign student at the University of Hawaii in 1959.

He met Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and together had President Obama.

In response to Mwalimu Dida’s tweet, KOT responded in varying reactions:

“Xi Jin Kamau would probably be interested in exporting fake goods to Nyamakima than in ruling over China,” said Wesh Macharia.

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“No, it must be Bo Xilao Mutiso,” added Tony Kiyoko.

“Why not Xi Jin Wephukulu?” asked Erick Libese.

“WaChina wako wengi Ukambani. Tulia tu after 10 years Kim Mondjing ama Mul Wang’jing atapatikana to China,” said Omondi Osodo.

While the number of Kenyans living and working in China- and are registered citizens- remains unknown, the Government of Kenya announced plans in April 2022 to track those living and working abroad via an electronic platform amid a surge in the number of Kenyans searching for greener pastures outside the country.

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