Today is the 40th anniversary of the first President of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta. Despite the hope of Kenyans at independence, he turned out to the worst President we have ever had.
Someone at KTN had the bright idea to ask Kenyans on Twitter what fond memories they had of the first President and unsurprisingly they didn’t have any and they didn’t mince their words in saying why.
Political assasinations, land grabbing, poaching, tribalism and the looting of Kenya. He left jail a poor man and stole so much that his wife and son are dollar billionaires today. He betrayed our independence and Kenya is poorer today because of his thieving, tribal leadership.
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) August 22, 2018
— Kylo Ren (@marvinsrm) August 22, 2018
Oh how its the 40th anniversary of the death of the founding chairman of Uwizi wa Mashamba Limited. pic.twitter.com/BsTLWUbCmL
— Amondi (@AmondiRM) August 22, 2018
One man who had nothing became prime minister and then president. Then he owned the entire country and all factors of production. A man who is responsible for the deaths of the then remaining freedom fighters e.g. Gen. Baimungi and the deaths of brilliant Kenyan politicians
— #TigrayIsPrevailing #ErrantNatives (@LordGilgamesh1) August 22, 2018
He tended and nurtured corruption, tribalism and political assassinations.
— Vasco da Gama (@vascodagamabos2) August 22, 2018
Definitely that he destabilized Kenya and left it worse for wear with inequity and mistrust amongst Kenyan tribes. He is responsible for the poverty and marginalization that we experience today. So forgive me there are no 'fond' memories.
— Ambetsa (@charlesambetsa) August 22, 2018
His ability to use and misappropriate money meant for resettlement of natives for himself and still lecturer the rest on hardwork.
— T'Chaloh Wammz (@wambua1) August 22, 2018
Everything wrong with this country, that's what. His memory will fade, he wasn't even a freedom fighter. MauMau are the real heroes.
— Uniq Meli (@ShipInTheBigCT) August 22, 2018