Think Before You Start Talking Nonsense: President Uhuru Kenyatta Explains Why He Sent Flowers to UK
On Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta made an address to a small gathering at the State house in order to mark the international labour day commemoration. He equally took the opportunity to clear the air and issue a response to citizens on social media who criticized his action of sending flowers as solidarity gifts for medical personnel and patients as well in the United Kingdom. The president who appears to be angered asked the citizens to judiciously assess any matter before passing criticism revealing that the gift gesture was a way of maintaining a strong bilateral relationship in terms of trade with the UK. According to him, he did laugh when he saw some people saying he made a mistake sending flowers to the United Kingdom noting that these people do not realize that one day the coronavirus pandemics will be over. Those flowers at least showed our concern during their moment of difficulty.
Also the president went ahead to say that, when we send flowers to them and they see it is coming from Kenya, when the market get back to operational level and people are back to trading; they will see our flowers and remembered that we thought of them when they were in trouble and that simple Goodwill will prompt them to buy things from us most especially our flowers. Always think before you start talking nonsense and criticizing wrongly on social media, the President advised.
Furthermore, the President equally addressed the media over the alleged misappropriation of billions allocated to the Ministry of Health in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. According to him, let us not make gamble with the lives of the Kenyan people over petty politics. Those saying that the funds allocated to the Ministry of Health for the fight of the coronavirus should have been used in one way or the other and those saying instead that the money has been used for tea and mandazis should stop spreading such rumors but rather wait as all money allocated will be audited in broad daylight so that everyone will know the truth.
More so, the president on Saturday 29 February 2020 made a plea to the legislators of the National Assembly to play down their bid to Impeach Governor Mike Sonko. He made the remarks at the State house while paying host to the MCAs in a week that saw Governor Sonko cede some of the country’s key function to the national government. He urged the legislators to act in the greater good of the country. Elkana Jacob, the Nairobi County Communication Director stated that the MCAs agreed to drop the impeachment move and focus on service delivery as advised by the President. According to him, Sonko has been through a tough time politically and is facing charges of corruption that has soiled his first term in office. We as a nation should fight and work towards the betterment of the country rather than take approaches that may lead to breach in the peace and unity of the country.
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