Uhuru: I’ve done my best, clap for me – VIDEO
Retiring President Uhuru Kenyatta says Kenyans should appreciate the work he’s done and even clap for him but his compatriots are expressing reservations.
The Head of State who barely has four months remaining in office made the comments during his address to High School Principles in Mombasa on Wednesday.
“I’ve really helped you people,” he said.
“I’ve employed teachers, added your salaries, you now have insurance coverage. Make noise for your next leaders but clap for me for what I have done. We’ve set the foundation others to build.”
President Kenyatta also lauded the teachers for working under difficult environment, and especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The comments has attracted varied reactions from Kenyans on Twitter (KOT).
One user sarcastically congratulated the President for ensuring the prices of food remain ‘favourable’ including bread which nor retails at Sh55 instead of Sh45.
I now buy bread at Ksh. 55 instead of Ksh. 45…that was just an example of how food prices have 'dropped'! Massive, massive work!
— John Kang'ang'a II (@OffTheGraph) April 20, 2022
Another Twitter user says he felt ‘lucky’ for having a president who leads a nation that has extra judicial killings, where one purchases 500ml of milk at Sh75, where there’s a massive public debt among others.
Makofi kwa mkuu ..Kenya is lucky to have you as president… we're so lucky we're paying 75 bob for 500ml milk,so lucky for your offshore accounts,so lucky we had to line up for fuel,so lucky for massive public debt,so Lucky for corruption,so lucky for extrajudicial killings.
— kinyanjui (@kennethndungu71) April 20, 2022
President was also lauded for his infrastructure development including construction of several roads and the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).
Oversaw the building of Nairobi express way, Renovation of Kasarani, Karatina Market, SGR, expansion JKIA, china-ke horticulture agreement, roads (numerous), expansion power grid, etc….he wasn't short of mistakes (loans & cost of living) but his legacy stands tall.
— 𝙿𝚊𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚔 (@patricwanjiru) April 20, 2022
The President was also congratulated for free maternity care, constructions of huduma centers, expansion of roads and rails though at a high cost among others but sadly said the bad outweighed the good.
I will give him 4 things.1. Free maternity.2. Huduma centres. 3. Expansion of the road and rail network(though at crazy costs)4.That last mile project had my grandpa seeing elec for the first time in his village.Those ones have helped. But sadly, the bad has outweighed the good.
— Levi Kones (@levikones) April 20, 2022
Another one who commented on this subject felt the President was insensitive to the plight of Kenyans.
Insensitive to our plight. But he's been a billionaire since inception. He will never understand how Kenyans have been living in his time in leadership.
— lechoo koria (@LechooKoria) April 20, 2022
While others pointed to the increased corruption cases during his tenure.
Appreciation for what Mr. Kenyatta.
No one has been judged for covid 19 billionaires.
Fertiliser at 6,000
2B lost each day
Food prises rising each day.
Each day you sing,Ruto is a thief, who stole the one for covid?
I regret voting you.
— CPA Hillary Rono (@HKiplimo2003) April 20, 2022