Uhuru is not perfect, but he is trying his best

What you need to know:

  • We know that Uhuru Kenyatta was conscious and continues to appreciate the significance of that fact — which seems to be the mainstay of any young democracy everywhere else in the human world.

  • Yet to point that fact out is by no means to try to whitewash any unfortunate act that Uhuru’s political establishment may have committed.

Many newspaper readers probably failed to appreciate the significance of the Daily Nation page one “splash” headline on November 15. A sub-editor had written: “Uhuru faces Mount Kenya to unite troops”. First, those words powerfully reflected the title: Facing Mount Kenya by Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the very founder of our nation.

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