Uhuru’s ‘wakora’ slur angers social media
An hour after urging Kenyans to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner in the wake of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, President Uhuru Kenyatta seemingly lost his rag, referring to the judges who made this historic ruling as “wakora” (crooks/thugs).
The utterance represented a complete turnaround from his earlier televised statement by the president from State House Nairobi.
“Wajua uzuri wa sheria, hapo awali nilikua rais mtarajiwa, si ni kweli? Si (Chief Justice David) Maraga na hao watu wake wakora wamesema basi uchaguzi ipotee? Si ndivyo wamesema? Sasa mimi tena sio mtarajiwa! Mimi ni rais ambaye amekalia kiti. Sijui kama mnaelewa? (Justice) Maraga ajue ya kwamba sasa ana deal na rais anakalia kiti,” President Kenyatta said.
However, Kenyans on Twitter have taken issue with that remark that President Kenyatta made during an impromptu rally on Friday evening at Burma market in Nairobi.
Here are some their sentiments:
Shame on you Uhuru Kenyatta for calling judges wakora for doing Justice for Kenyans. Between you and them who is MKORA
— John wa Maundu (@Jonkingnasa) September 2, 2017
I wonder how Uhuru Kenyatta can mean to abuse Judge Maraga,a God fearing person and other judges ‘wakora’?Yet he pretends to preach peace.
— @Bogomba (@BogombaG) September 1, 2017
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) September 1, 2017
“Maraga na Wakora wake waambiwe ni mimi nimekalia kiti,” Uhuru Kenyatta. someone interpret#TheMaragaDecision
— Ndungu Gachane (@Ndungugachane) September 1, 2017
— Benjamin M Atika (@AtikaBenjamin) September 1, 2017
“President Uhuru Kenyatta” was not sincere when he said @NASA_Ke should go to court. Why call judges Wakora?!
— Jumba Michael (@JumbaMichael) September 1, 2017