The Kenyan political elite is not having its best season at the moment. The citizenry is less than impressed with the state of the nation, and Kenyans on Twitter are not hidden how they truly feel.
For President Uhuru, it has been one scandal after another, and sadly the aflatoxin alert may have been the final straw that broke the camel’s back. As K.O.T shared their grievances via #UhuruResign #FireThePresident #FireTheseCSs, many have called for the resignation of various Cabinet Secretaries. From the mishandling of chemicals during the ongoing KCSEs, to the increasing rates of unemployment, police brutality and corruption, it seems almost everything that could go wrong is. But even in such times of trouble, K.O.T always put a hilarious spin to current situation.
Here are the most interesting tweets from Kenya’s keyboard warriors:
For stealing the 2017 elections #UhuruResign
For murdering Chris Msando #UhuruResign
For maiming and killing innocent Kenyans #UhuruResign
For looting and plundering our economy #UhuruResign
For disobeying court orders #UhuruResign
For subverting the Constitution #UhuruResign
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) November 13, 2019
As the hashtags went viral, many wondered why was President Uhuru the subject of K.O.T’s anger? Political commentator Mutahi Ngunyi had some observations to make.
It is UNUSUAL for a NATION to BULLY its President. But in Kenya, this happens because MINORITY evil is ORGANISED; Majority GOOD is DISORGANISED. And the "..only thing NECESSARY for the TRIUMPH of evil, is for GOOD men to do NOTHING!" (E.Burke) Down with #UhuruResign
— Mutahi Ngunyi (@MutahiNgunyi) November 13, 2019
Many commented on the state of the economy, under Uhuru’s leadership.
Kibaki vs Uhurus gov't
— ᴄʜᴇʀᴜɪʏᴏᴛ™🇰🇪 (@cheruiyot21) November 13, 2019
— Jesse .S.Naisho (@Samatei7) November 13, 2019
— #MuthoniDrummerQueen (@muthoniDQ) November 13, 2019
But some tweeps went on to reflect on the truths that most are ready and willing to avoid. Kenyan voters are disorganized and elections are not necessarily won on merit or leadership capabilities, but rather along tribal lines. Poor decision-making skills and selfish interest from national leaders continue to drive lower living standards, poverty, corruption, and injustice.
Since comedians in this country have greater audiences than some of the leaders, I think it's about time they should be the ones expressing our issues because there's no need of making people laugh for free and our nation is going down#UhuruResign https://t.co/fdy67KoXQS
— Munir__Spence™ (@GarfieldMunir) November 13, 2019
And although many have caught on to the poor state of the nation, complaining online does not do enough to stir up true and lasting change. A revolution can not be sustained by keyboard warriors, kwa ground vitu ni different.
Dear Kenyans and Youth, We must stop screaming in Twitter and go to the streets, we are all cowards if we cannot do the biggest and largest DEMO all over to answer to this regime why we are broke, the damage by this regime will never be repaired! #FireThePresident#UhuruResign
— USHIRIKIANO KE (@UshirikianoKe) November 13, 2019
What do you think of Kenya’s keyboard warriors?