By Jacob Juma
Fellow Kenyans, the first thief in post independent Kenya was Jomo Kenyatta. He began ruling by stealing public land, taxes and jailing opponents or critics to his excesses.
Jomo Kenyatta stole public money from Settlement Fund Trust meant to buy land for squatters and bought land instead for himself. Jomo, as a founding father, started Kenya on a wrong footing. He entrenched tribalism, corruption, nepotism, sycophancy, murder and dictatorship. Jomo Kenyatta was a notorious thief.
He had a dubious and unique distinction of being the founding thief of the nation. He destroyed our societal ethics. He oversaw a spree of blatant unapologetic theft that had economic repercussions to our nation to date. It is therefore, ironical for Uhuru Kenyatta to refer to all the 45 million Kenyans as being corrupt and tribalist as a president of Kenyans while he is in foreign land. Not every Kenyan is a thief.
Blaming all Kenyans for corruption yet all the wealth that Uhuru has including his late father’s was obtained through corruption is hypocrisy of the highest degree. Uhuru should withdraw his statement and apologise to many non-corrupt Kenyans.