Uhuru asked for questions from Kenyans and this is what he got
When President Uhuru Kenyatta welcomed Kenyans to engage him on his action plan via Facebook, there was always going to be no shortage of questions from both his fans and haters.
The president lived up to his word by fielding questions from citizens in this unprecedented virtual interaction that was aired live on two national television stations on Sunday morning.
But long before the president went live on Facebook, the questions were flowing thick and fast from Kenyans who seized the rare opportunity to engage their president one-on-one.
Join me live on my Facebook page at 9.30am tomorrow to ask me questions about my Action Plan for more jobs and lower prices #ChatWithUhurupic.twitter.com/FzH7XDsEuq
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) July 22, 2017
In their typical element, on Twitter, Kenyans didn’t need a second invitation to shoot questions straight at the head of state.
While some of the questions were on real concerns about governance, poverty, unemployment, wealth creation and development, other questions were downright ridiculous.
Sample of a few of them below:
So the President skips the public debate then summons Kenyans for a facebook lecture. I see #chatwithuhuru as #uhurulecture #nyongomanifesto
— George Kivondo (@Kivondogeorge) July 22, 2017
Dear 36 bloggers,
I could #ChatWithUhuru but i hardly chat with frauds and masterminds of economic sabotage.
— Sammy Mwanyasi (@itsMwanyasi254) July 22, 2017
Apart from the dummy projects you launched and collapsed e.g sigir bridge. Give me 5 reasons why i should give you 5 years?#ChatWithUhuru
— Moses W. Makokha (@makokhamoses31) July 22, 2017
“Nifanye nini jameni?” infamous quote portrayed a defeated man. Why 5 more years? @UKenyatta #ChatWithUhuru
— Eng. Peter Kiptoo (@Hon_Kiptoo) July 22, 2017
My Grandmother has No Facebook Page,
When Nurses Will Resume Job And Why You Are Operating On A PANIC Button.#ChatWithUhuru
— machozi ya mzalendo (@YaMzalendo) July 22, 2017
#ChatWithUhuru Why are Chinese locals over running our country and taking our business opportunities? Have you sold our country to China?
— Peter G (@pgakuru3) July 22, 2017
Sasa nasubiria CHAT WITH RAILA ama wazo kama hilo,maswala ya mijadala waachie kina Kariara,Magavana-ya urais pengine 2022….
— ElQahira??Kiprotich (@ChepkongaVictor) July 22, 2017
How disorganized is this government,you want us go to elections with our public hospitals closed due to nurses strike? #chatwithuhuru
— mburu muroki (@mburumuroki) July 22, 2017
This has been THE MOST INCLUSIVE GOVERNMENT since independence. It has HURT EVERYONE.
— Joshua K. Njenga (@JKNjenga) July 23, 2017
Kenya has the dumbest media ever, Uhuru snubbed their comedy show debate and now they’re airing his socialite FB chat #ChatWithUhuru
— Bel Akinyi (@BelAkinyii) July 23, 2017