president uhuru Kenyatta congratulatory message to ugandan dictator Museveni for unfairly winning in recently concluded elections to extended his 30 years as president has been met with anger and uproar to Kenyans who view that as undisrespectful. Kenyans took to social media to condemn the move by Uhuru citing it is his own but not message representing the image of Kenya.
Here is Uhuru message to museveni
President Kenyatta on Sunday posted: “I am very pleased to congratulate His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni on his re-election as President of the Republic of Uganda. The people of Uganda have spoken, and they have spoken very clearly. We respect their choice of President Museveni.”
On Twitter, users under the hashtag #uhuruisnotkenya condemned the message, saying the Uganda elections were not free and fair, hence the post by President Kenyatta was clearly damaging the image of Kenyans.
However, there is growing uproar after blogger Robert Alai said that there is a plot by the gorvenment to prosecute those people who insulted uhuru in social media for congratulating museveni (M7). Here is what the blogger had to say
“All those who insulted uhuru for congratulating museveni will tomorrow be charged for misuse of teleco…LOL #uhuruisNotKenya ” posted Robert Alai in his Facebook fanpage
@bobsapesa on Twitter said: “#uhuruisnotkenya the guy who congratulated Nkurunzinza now congratulates Museveni, yet found it difficult congratulating Magufuli.”
K Rui Kennedy posted: “To the people of Uganda, we would like to clearly state that the support of Museveni by our President, Uhuru, is very personal and doesn’t represent the true feelings of Kenyans.”
Joe Safe Jumah “Those congratulatory views were of Uhuru Ngina, Margaret, Kuria, and Ruto… it’s not Kenyans and I apologize to the entire world on behalf of all Kenyans”
Nancy G Njesh “Uhuru should apologize to Kenyans,that was so insensitive of him. .we all know what happened there and as Kenyans we don’t support such crap..intimidation, selfishness.,lack of democracy. The congratulatory message was his personal opinion and not from Kenya as a whole. We are for free and fair elections. God bless Africa”
Elisha Jey “Am not in any shock, i dnt recognize uhuru’s presidency, i neighther dnt whts museveni. Products of froud”
Calif Owaka “Kenyatta is a disgrace to our land. One can only congratulate such election if he/she treads on the same path. Ugandan election was full of rigging and intimidation!”