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Uhuru says Kenyans are expert thieves and nags

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s frustration with high level of plunder in his government seems to have gotten to his nerves.

The President disrobed himself of all diplomatic decency and brazenly referred to Kenyans as “expert thieves and nags” who lack focus to develop their country.

In an address to Kenyans on Wednesday during his ongoing tour in Israel, President Kenyatta deliberately switched to Kiswahili – to block out Israeli officials who were present-  in the rare acknowledgment of the rot in the country.

He seemed helpless in his lament that “bad politics” is to blame for Kenya’s  recent dip in growth.

“I’ve been asked by our hosts why we can’t do these things at home. It’s because of bad politics, I don’t want to lie to you,” said President Kenyatta.

“Where people are focused, what can they not achieve?” he posed

“If you look at Galana (irrigation project), we’ve been fighting for almost three to four years…oh this project this, oh this project that.

“As Kenyans, God has given us a country 20 times better than here (Israel). But when we walk, its all about complaining and stealing…we have become experts,” said the President, amid giggles from the audience.

He made the remarks on Wednesday when senior politicians in his Jubilee Coalition were linked to the theft of Sh791 million in the National Youth Service. Two MPs have called for the resignation of the politicians.

President Kenyatta lament is in line with Chief Justice Willy Mutunga’s recent tagging of Kenya as a “bandit economy”.