Nairobi Governor has sparked wild online reactions after making statement that clearly meant endorsing president Uhuru Kenyatta. Speaking at the 2016 Nairobi International Trade Fair, Kidero in a message to the president said: “Let me just thank you for always honouring us from 2013, you were here … this year, we’re together and we are definite and confident that you will be with us in 2017.”
Even President Kenyatta took the statement as an endorsement and even went ahead to thank the governor for believing in him.
“And I look forward … nikijaliwa na mwenyezi Mungu na maombi ya Kidero nirudi 2017. Asante sana,” Uhuru said.
Amid the online furore sparked by his remarks, Kidero attempted to salvage the situation by explaining what he meant by saying he hoped President Kenyatta would be at the Trade Fair in 2017.
“Just to be clear, I was inviting H.E Uhuru Kenyatta to next year’s Nairobi Intl. Trade Fair since he’s a fairly successful dairy farmer.”