Radio Citizen Presenter Condemns Uhuru's Language at Sagana

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta delivering his speech at the Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri on Saturday, January 30.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta delivering his speech at the Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri on Saturday, January 30.
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  • Radio Citizen presenter Kamau Munywa has made a bold condemnation on President Uhuru Kenyatta for organising a grassroots meeting that was attended by, among others, the station's owner SK Macharia. 

    Munywa spoke on live radio and faulted the President for using Kikuyu dialect during the Sagana regional meeting that took place over the weekend.

    Speaking on radio on Wednesday, February 3, Munywa argued that it was wrong for a national leader to convene a meeting where the speeches reflected what the journalist termed as ethnic incitement. 

    "Rais Uhuru, we love you so much but it is important for us to tell you when you go wrong...It reflects badly on you when you convene meetings in your home area and speak in the Kikuyu dialect," he begun.

    Royal Media Services founder S.K Macharia during the Sagana Meeting held on Saturday, January 30
    Royal Media Services founder S.K Macharia during the Sagana Meeting held on Saturday, January 30
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    He added that it was wrong for other communities to keep asking their Mt.Kenya region friends what the president said in his address.

    "It was wrong that the president called the Mt Kenya region his people. What about people from other communities?" he posed.

    The radio citizen presenter stated that he had worked in radio for years and had never communicated in his language because he was addressing many Kenyans.

    "When I'm in radio, I represent people from Isiolo, Kibwezi, Loitoktok, Pokot West, Kilifi, Tongaren, Turkana, Moyale. Most of you do not even know which community I hail from," he stated.

    The president hosted elders and opinion shapers from across the Central Kenya Region and neighbouring Counties including Royal Media Services boss S.K Macharia.

    During the meeting, the president drummed up support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and the elders promised their support.

    He also  maintained that he had never openly stated that he would renege on his agreement with the DP.

    "I have never said I will not support William Ruto, why do you keep insulting me?

    "Yes, I said kumi kumi, yangu kumi iliisha lini? (I am to serve my two terms and then he serves his two terms. But has my term ended?" he posed.

    He added that he would use his remaining time in office to ensure there was no more bloodshed after elections.

    "I have been busy with work, doing what you asked me to do. The rest have been making noise," he added.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta receives guests at Sagana State Lodge on Wednesday, January 3, 2021
    President Uhuru Kenyatta receives guests at Sagana State Lodge on Wednesday, January 3, 2021
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