What legacy will Uhuru Kenyatta leave behind?

Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers his New Year message. 

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What you need to know:

  • Shall we be thinking of the almost one year of curfews, unemployment, high cost of living during his time?
  • Or shall we remember his tenure for corruption? 

Legacy • With about two years left in President Kenyatta’s second and final five-year term, Samuel Onyango says, he and other Kenyans are already thinking about the legacy that he will leave behind. He poses: “Shall we be thinking of the almost one year of curfews, unemployment, high cost of living during his time at the helm, corruption or what else?” His contact is samwel46@gmail.com.

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Politics • The national political temperature is getting really high, remarks Ruth Gituma, with public gatherings despite Covid-19. She fears that the upcoming Nairobi gubernatorial by-election “is poised to be a bruising battle if it ever happens”. She poses: “But when will we ever stop politicking? We’ve real issues that need to be addressed, such as the medics’ strikes.” Her contact is rgitum@gmail.com.

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Tribal hate • A recent incident in which non-locals were chased away from a centre for the recruitment of teacher interns in Narok County is worrying, notes Eric Kipkirui Bii. “This is uncalled-for and should be condemned in the strongest terms possible and the inciters brought to book. If the authorities are not careful, this could lead to serious conflicts.” His contact is kipkiruiberick@gmail.com.

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Cold war • There is, apparently, a hidden duel that has been going on between Airtel and Pay TV service provider DStv, and bearing the brunt of it all are the customers of both, says James Gakuo. “DStv and Airtel should stop their fights... It should be official that we can’t pay using Airtel Money instead of having to do so and suffer disconnections.” His contact is gakks2002@yahoo.com.

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Koinange • A fan of the Nation’s ‘Today in History’ column, Benjamin Kibias says he’s always fascinated by the accounts of First President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. However, he has noted that in almost all the photos where Mzee Kenyatta appears, there is always Mbiyu Koinange. “What could be reason for this? There were many other Cabinet ministers besides Mbiyu.” His contact is bkibias@gmail.com. 

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