President Uhuru Kenyatta has sparked a wave of mixed reactions among Kenyans after he described the country as a nation where its citizens have a specialty in ‘stealing and politicking’.
Speaking at a forum in Israel attended by Kenyan students on Wednesday, President Kenyatta stated: “In Kenya we are experts in stealing, insulting each other, promoting tribalism and many other misdeeds.”
Even so, the President acknowledged that Kenya was a nation way blessed with resources than Israel.
“Also us Kenyans God has blessed as with a country that is twenty times better than the one we are in (Israel),” Kenyatta stated.
President Kenyatta’s remarks got many talking with some criticizing him saying it was inappropriate for him to make such sentiments while in a foreign country, where he was expected to market the country to potential investors.
The president’s remarks comes days after US Presidential aspirant on a republican ticket Donald Trump and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe allegedly criticized Kenya saying it has professional thieves.
Here is what Mugabe reportedly said:
“Those people of East Africa shock me with their wizardry in stealing. Sometimes I tend to believe that stealing is in every Kenyan’s blood. These people go to their schools and read good courses but they qualify as the best thieves. You can even think that there is a subject in their universities called Bachelor of Stealing. Whenever they get an opportunity as employees, they never disappoint. They steal enough money to buy their freedom because even the judges who listen to their cases are financially powerless. I urge you my people to be on high alert in case you by bad luck, happen to visit that East African nation. They might infect you with that disease and we don’t want it here. Zimbabweans are honest people who love their country and don’t want such stealing tendencies ”
Here is what Trump is alleged to have said concerning Africans and Kenyans in particular:
“African Americans are very lazy. The best they can do is gallivanting around ghettoes, lamenting how they are discriminated. These are the people America doesn’t need. They are the enemies of progress. Look at African countries like Kenya for instance, those people are stealing from their own government and go to invest the money in foreign countries. From the government to opposition, they only qualify to be used as a case study whenever bad examples are required. How do you trust even those who have ran away to hide here at the United States hiding behind education? I hear they abuse me in their blogs but I don’t care because even the internet they are using is ours and we can decide to switch it off from this side. These are people who import everything including matchsticks. In my opinion, most of these African countries ought to be recolonized again for another 100 years because they know nothing about leadership and self governance” Explained Donald Trump bitterly as he illuminated how he plans to reconstruct America and restore its lost glory.
“I promise to make America great again by restoring our dignity that we have since lost through Obama. The more reason why I still believe that he, and his Kenyan brothers and sisters should be deported back to Kenya to make America safe”