A video capturing President Uhuru Kenyatta having seemingly lost his cool and declaring that losing the presidency was not the end of the world has raised eyebrows.
Kenyatta, who was addressing a public gathering in Turkana County, stated that his main focus was initiating projects that would change the lives of people, adding that not being voted back would not mean the end of the world for him.
“Mimi shida yangu sio uongozi. Mi shida yangu ni kufanya kazi ambayo itabadilisha maisha ya wananchi .. kwa hivyo wakufikiria mi ni mtu ya kutishishwa watafute mwengine. Kura ni kura na tutakuja kuomba kama wengine... mtupatie mkose kututupatia kwani mnafikiri dunia itaisha," Kenyatta said.
Loosely translated: "My concern is not leadership... My concern is to initiate projects that will change the lives of Kenyans... If you think you can threaten me, look for someone else. I will seek votes from you like any other person... whether you vote for us or not. it will not be the end of the world."
The President's tough talk is believed to have been provoked by the area Governor Joseph Nanok, whom he criticised for doing little to show with the more than Sh40 billion of devolved funds his county had received over the last four years.
While in the county, where he was accompanied by his deputy William Ruto, Kenyatta stated that the ODM-led county was a shameful example of poor service delivery to Kenyans.
He observed that Turkana county received funds equal to the combined allocations to Kiambu and Uasin Gishu counties but lagged behind in development.
Here is the Video:
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