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Uhuru criticized for speaking Kikuyu in Kitengela

Should the President address crowds in Kikuyu?

Uhuru criticized for speaking Kikuyu in Kitengela

President Uhuru Kenyatta has come under criticism from a section of Kenyans who found it inappropriate to address a crowd in Kitengela using his mother-tongue Kikuyu.

A section of Kenyans accused the President of undermining the very spirit of handshake which he advocated during the various stop-overs made along the Nairobi-Arusha highway.

Kenyatta made the address both when heading to Arusha and after leaving an EAC meeting when he returned to Nairobi.

Blogger, ItsMutai, started the conversation saying the Kikuyu community was a minority in a cosmopolitan area and thus should have been addressed using the national language.

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OK, balance me real quick here, why was Uhuru Kenyatta speaking Kikuyu in Kitengela yesterday? That town is almost 95% Maasai and Kamba. I still dont find any good reason why Uhuru decided to address that crowd in Kikuyu,” Mutai tweeted in a tweet that went viral.

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