Kenyans Angered by State House's Unexpected Announcement

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta siging a Bill into law at State House in Nairobi, October 13, 2017.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta signing a Bill into law at State House in Nairobi, October 13, 2017.
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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, June 6, sent a congratulatory message to President-Elect of the Republic of Burundi Major General (Rtd), Evariste Ndayishimiye, at 2:08 pm, when Kenyans were highly anticipating his speech. 

    The president congratulated the ruling CNDD-FDD Party for the emphatic electoral win and assured Burundi's newly elected leader of Kenya's continued support of his country as a true and valued development partner.

    His announcement, however, did not bode well with Kenyans who were highly anticipating the direction the country was going to take with the set covid-19 measures.

    Uhuru speaks at the official hand-over ceremony of the Mang’u Dispensary Outpatient Block in Kiambu County on December 4, 2019.
    Uhuru speaks at the official hand-over ceremony of the Mang’u Dispensary Outpatient Block in Kiambu County on December 4, 2019.
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    In just a couple of minutes, the tweet had been retweeted 195 times and the comment section was flooded with disappointed Kenyans.

    "We are busy waiting for your speech, yet you guys are busy giving shout outs," a tweep commented.

    "The anxiety we have overshadows the congratulatory message. Kindly extend the cessation of movement from Nairobi. We love our grandparents," Mongo Peter stated.

    "You could've done this weeks ago...We want different news today," Karisa weighed in.

    "What time is it at State House?" Ratemo asked.

    "Kindly stop these jokes. We are seriously waiting for the President to talk so that we move on with our lives," Michael Oyaro stated.

    "He is addressing Burundi while Kenyans are at standstill waiting, first disappointment," another added.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke earlier in the day, StateHouse Spokesperson Kanze Dena stated that official communication had not been made as to when the president would address Kenyans.

    "Who said the president was making his address at 11 am or at 2 pm?" she asked.

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