In the past few months, there has been mounting public outrage, with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration being accused of have failed to steer the economy.
The noise grew yesterday, 11 November, when reports leaked that the President has taken his advisers to task over why the economy was suffering despite the many government projects that have been launched.
He has been asked to fire some of his Cabinet Secretaries, who some Kenyans feel have messed up, driving the economy to go down. Those these Kenyans want out include Mwangi Kiunjuri (Agriculture), Sicily Kariuki (Health) and Peter Munya (Trade).
Kenyans online have moved a step further and now want the President to resign. Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) have today, 13th November sponsored two hashtags for the course.
UhuruResign and #FirethePresident top trends have seized the online community, with a majority of online gurus against Uhuruto’s administration mobilising something akin to a revolution.
“Uhuru should stop being a scarecrow. He ought to be the defender of the Constitution, the lion of the nation,” activist Nairobi activist Boniface Mwangi said.
Another Kenyan wrote: “You are the President of the Republic of Kenya but you are insensitive.”
But several other Kenyans said the hashtags were cheap propaganda sponsored by paid bloggers.
“We have many projects started by Uhuru. Kenyans, open your eyes,” Charles Wahinya tweeted.
Some said the President had asked ministries to pay all Ksh34 billion in pending bills to contractors to have cash flow in the country.