Kenyan leader Kenyatta 'in hot seat' over opposition tweet

2016-11-30 16:00
President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta

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Nairobi – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is in the hot seat with his citizens after posting a comment on Twitter, that created a fierce backlash on social media.

According to Kenyans, Kenyatta was on a presidential tour in central Kenya on Tuesday when he posted a photo of Kerugoya residents with the caption: "Addressed residents of Kerugoya and asked them to compare Jubilee's development track-record with that of the opposition."

See the tweet below. 

This, however, created a social media frenzy, with Kenyans asking why the east African leader would ask such a question in a position of power backed by resources which the opposition could not have access to.

Kenyatta was also accused of wasting too much time engaging in political rhetoric with his rivals.

The hashtag #RailaPhobia was trending in Kenya on Wednesday.

Read more on:    kenyatta uhuru  |  raila odinga  |  kenya  |  east africa

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