Members of President Uhuru’s ethnic group – the kikuyu – have taken head-on other Kenyans following President Uhuru’s appointment of Patrick Ngugi Njoroge as the replacement of Prof Njuguna Ndung’u as the new Central Bank Governor.
President Uhuru announced the appointment at 1am – well past midnight – making the appointment appear as being done when the country is ‘asleep’.
On twitter, hashtag ‘kikuyu’ is trending, with most users fighting off claims that Dr. Njoroge has been favoured. Many claim Dr. Njoroge is qualified, in fact, overqualified, and that other Kenyans just love to hate on Kikuyus.
â€” Sarah Mwangi (@mwangisarah3) June 3, 2015
@GrantBrooke Kenyans Dnt Really Care Level Of Qualification.As Long As You Are Kikuyu;You Dont Deserve It.Sad
â€” Â©STEVE KARIUKIâ„¢ (@SteveKariukis) June 3, 2015
Here I am wondering, am a Kikuyu. Am a graduate. Will I ever get a good job without it seeming like a social injustice to other tribes?
â€” Ice Man (@Freezer_L) June 3, 2015
Thought Kikuyu was trending cau’ a bomb exploded at a place called Kikuyu. Kumbe its abt being “hardworking” while other tribes sit idle
â€” â–“â–“â–“â–“â–“â–“â–“â–“ (@skratch_here) June 3, 2015
There is nothing wrong with Kikuyu. Our tribal cultural and political behaviour is the problem. We are a society so keen on surnames.#Kikuyu
â€” HARRISON IKUNDA (@hikunda) June 3, 2015
blaming kikuyu’s for your problems is the most nonsensical thing. just work smart and work your way up
â€” Gibson Maina (@gibimaina) June 3, 2015
But Us Kikuyu we are always Loathed because We so ascendant and hardWorking. .and we focus on investing while they celebrate..
â€” Future billionaire (@JOzzieValentino) June 3, 2015
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â€” Nostra_Dumbass (@Murakariuki) June 3, 2015
â€” Consumers Fedn Kenya (@ConsumersKenya) June 3, 2015
You busy here tweeting about Kikuyu and wako busy wakihustle but wakipata job utadai no tribalism smh
â€” OLD MAJOR (@itsKiragu) June 3, 2015
If Kikuyu’s shouldn’t be employed in the Civil Service as per #KOT rules,does it mean they shouldn’t employ other tribes in their Businesses
â€” WaMathangania (@Muhahami) June 3, 2015
So now Kikuyu’s should never take positions of power? Is it our fault that other tribes don’t value education as much??
â€” ÐÐ½Ð½Ð° ÐšÐ°Ñ€ÐµÐ½Ð¸Ð½Ð° (@janetsheerowh) June 3, 2015
As Luos got preoccupied with politics, Kikuyus went to school, expanded universities in Kikuyu land, grabbed global scholarships. 3/3
â€” Eshifwolo (@amerix) June 3, 2015
Don’t tell us how you have a PHD from Yale and you have 25 years solid experience….You are Kikuyu, automatically, you do not qualify
â€” Intellect Mogul (@GicheruGicheru) June 3, 2015