President Obama finally joined twitter, 6 years later as President of the United States, and received messages of congratulations across the world. President Uhuru too entred the fray, with disastrous outcome.
One of Obama’s first twitter interactants was fellow democrat and former President Bill Clinton, who wondered if the username ‘@POTUS’ (President of the United States) which Obama is using will remain or he he will ‘retire’ with it as one David Kimaiyo has decided to keep @IG (as part of pension) the Inspector General of Police (abbreviated as IG) username.
Obama responded to Clinton in jest, wondering if someone is interested in @FLOTUS (First Lady Of The United States) username. Here are the two viral tweets:
â€” Bill Clinton (@billclinton) May 18, 2015
And President Obama’s response, Â
Hey ignoramuses, here is the joke:
Clinton was asking the question for his wife Hillary, widely expected to succeed President Barack Obama. Obama’s response, also, was for Clinton, who, should Hillary get elected, will be the First ‘Lady’ of the United States. At least, this is how an expert in American political jokes – a long tradition of American Democracy – understood it.
Not to be left behind, or out, President Uhuru too tweeted to the newest Twitter member, again inviting him to Kenya in July.
â€” Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) May 19, 2015
Well, this didn’t go well. President Obama did not respond. Good news is, President Uhuru’s tweet received the highest ‘retweets’ and ‘favourites’, underscoring the fact the Kenya leads in social media use.
Blogger Dikembe, among Kenyans who feel chided by President Obama’s apparent snub of President Uhuru’s congratulatory message, now wants Kenyas on Twitter (KOT) known for their ‘fighting spirit’ to gang up and demand that President Obama responds to President Uhuru’s tweet. If anything, the two nations are sovereign!
â€” Dikembe (@Disembe) May 20, 2015