Kenyans on twitter attacked the legacy of the founding father Jomo Kenyatta when media house posed a question to ask what they remember about the first president of Kenya.
The president passed on 40 years ago while on a state visit in Mombasa
Some of the twitter users said described him as an opportunist and contributed minimally to the independence saying that he had no impact during his tenure.
Activist Boniface Mwangi said that the founding father left a legacy of theft, political assassinations and tribalism. According to the activist, Jomo Kenyatta left Kenya poorer because of thieving and tribal leadership.
Political assasinations, land grabbing, poaching, tribalism and the looting of Kenya. He left jail a poor man and stole so much that his wife and son are dollar billionaires today. He betrayed our independence and Kenya is poorer today because of his thieving, tribal leadership.
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) August 22, 2018
Other Kenyans said that he was the founder of marginalization and mistrust among Kenyan communities. Some said that he was the father of corruption and that he created a conducive environment to breed it.
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Here are some of the reactions:
am still yet to understand his contribution to our independence,clearly his impact was minimal,there are others out there deserve to be called founding father of our country,kenyatta was an opportunist from day one….
— miks (@AnthonyMikwa) August 22, 2018
One man who had nothing became prime minister and then president. Then he owned the entire country and all factors of production. A man who is responsible for the deaths of the then remaining freedom fighters e.g. Gen. Baimungi and the deaths of brilliant Kenyan politicians
— Lord Gilgamesh (@BWGathecha) August 22, 2018
Definitely that he destabilized Kenya and left it worse for wear with inequity and mistrust amongst Kenyan tribes. He is responsible for the poverty and marginalization that we experience today. So forgive me there are no ‘fond’ memories.
— Henryan (@charlesambetsa) August 22, 2018
Everything wrong with this country, that’s what. His memory will fade, he wasn’t even a freedom fighter. MauMau are the real heroes.
— Uniq Meli (@UniqMeli) August 22, 2018
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