UK High Commissioner dishes out ‘chill pills’ to KOT trolls
The UK High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey appeared to drop diplomacy on Twitter on Mashujaa Day when he served it cold to a group of KOT he accused of being trolls.
The international community has been accused of being silent ahead of the repeat general election slated for Thursday, October 26.
Former IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe, who resigned earlier this week, has said the electoral body cannot deliver a free and fair election due to interference from politicians.
But Mr Hailey could not take anymore and broke his silence telling those “trolling” and “accusing” to “may be chill”.
— Nic Hailey (@HCNicHailey) October 20, 2017
This, however, did not augur well with some who felt he was preaching peace at the expense of justice.
““We see you ‘stability’,” renowned blogger Ory Okolloh responded.
The diplomat was not taking any prisoners and was ready to defend his sentiments. He responded: “There is nothing wrong with peace and justice and liberty and development – surely? UK stands for those things. Proud to.”
PEACE AND LIBERTY
Ms Okolloh also pursued her argument asking: “Where is the justice and liberty?”
Mr Hailey responded: “It must start w/in Constitution & law. They need nurturing and respect from all in and outside govt. Basis of UK position. Not partisan.”
Below are other responses from KOT:
Just give an explanation and reachout. You are also name calling balozi. Not diplomatic at all.
— Robert ALAI (@RobertAlai) October 20, 2017
This is OUR country. We cannot ‘chill’ because you’re tired and want to move on with life. Wrongs must be made right before anything else!!
— LindaRose (@orchidlover99) October 20, 2017