The former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta has found herself on the receiving end from a section of social media users after the remarks she made on Wednesday brushed the youths on the wrong side.
Speaking at the All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi after the memorial service of the late Jeremiah Kiereini, the shy former first lady in a rare 60 seconds moment of publicity granted by the media, she had challenged the Kenyan youths to be more patriotic and emulate the country’s past leaders.
“I ask the country’s youth to put the interests of the country first so that you can steer this country in the right direction and inculcate good morals and patriotism to your children.”
It was, however, these sentiments that brushed Kenyan youths the wrong way. Many said that the former first lady had no mandate to dictate them over patriotism since it was Kenyatta’s regime that subjected the Kenyan youths into the ‘untold’ sufferings they are currently facing.
Many cited the increased rate of unemployment in Kenya questioning how being patriotic and jobless will help better their lives. Here are some of the reactions from both Twitter and Facebook accounts;
Ben Kimani We’re trying ,but,too much thinking about the future of our sons n daughters, indeed nothing to write home about. Kenya the land of Mabwenyenyes including you,forgive us for not loving it,our passion is getting frail day by day,but Kenya MY MOTHERLAND,my son’s n daughters will love you,once I fix you.
Robert Mercoher mama we are fed up with what your hubby & your son have done to this country