BY: OSUGO MOSETI
July 30th 2008 is the day Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta would love to erase from his memory. Mr. Kenyatta was on official duty in London when he got a rare opportunity to be interviewed by BBCâ€™s Stephen Sucker host of the famed program Â Hard Talk.
The show is best known for the tough and direct questions posed by the Oxford and Harvard educated host. To succeed in the show, one must be original and honest; often guests who resort to academic answers perform poorly.
Watching the show again, leaves no doubt that Uhuru has no decorum, flair, sophistication and style to display and portray his own country in good light.
One cannot fail to note how devastating it was for Hon. Kenyatta- he displayed arrogance, avoided almost all the questions and resorted to reframing questions to suit his line of thinking.
Despite his international academic sojourn, Uhuru has become diluted by Kenyaâ€™s political system, and has picked the bad manners of Kenyaâ€™s political class of the past. Uhuru is now just a politician who is part of the crowd, and therefore fails to bring a new style, character, modernity and substance into Kenyaâ€™s political stable.
As you watch this video, it will become clear that during the interview, he demonstrated a lack of courtesy and can be seen to be interjecting almost every question the host tried to put across.
Uhuru needs to know; that humans have 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason, he should listen twice as much as he talks.
Of interest were questions on land reform, rigged elections, Mungiki, MPs salaries and the TJRC which Uhuru seemed not to understand its role. Just watch and judge for yourself.