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Uhuru's photo with "caged" students angers Kenyans

Who is to be blamed?

President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday made a stop over at St. Bakhita Kiburia Girls High School in Kirinyaga County on his way to the devolution conference where he addressed the students of the school from the fence.

In a photo shared by the President’s Public Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU), Kenyatta, who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto and Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru, is seen giving an address to students who swarmed to see him through a fence.


The photo however drew criticism from Kenyans on twitter, who questioned on why the students had been restricted to be close to their Head of State.

Here are some of the reactions:

One netizen Benji Ndolo @BenjiNdolo “Are the kids in prison? Eiih.”

Another MikeGichimu @GichimuMichael commented that, “Why are the girls behind a wire mesh, are they a security threat. They look like prisoners and not students!”


Egline Samoei @EguarEglin stated that, “Alar! What are we missing out here? Why the barrier? Uhunye hatujakuzoea hivo,”

 LowKeyBalboa@ tweaterhandle remarked that,” The fence makes it look like he's inspecting livestock or something. Or that the students are caged/imprisoned.”

Below are some of the other tweets by citizens:

Sign interpreter amuses Kenyans during Uhuru's speech


In a similar incident, Kenyans reacted differently to a sign language interpreter who delivered a stellar showing during Kenyatta’s speech at the 6th Annual Devolution Convention.

The young lady was seen to display facial expressions that expressed Kenyatta’s speech, a moment that drew various reactions from Kenyans on twitter.

One of the reactions was from Kamau N Maurice @KamauD33 stated “That sign language interpreter is making it look a bit more serious.”


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