Kenyans on Wednesday tore into Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua over his tweet that rubbed them the wrong way.
Governor Mutua had tweeted his condolence message mourning Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze who died at Nairobi Hospital on Wednesday.
In his condolence message, the governor wrote; “I am saddened by the passing of Hon. Nyenze – a good man, a friend and a voice of reason. He was a smart & diplomatic leader who cared about his people. He told me he was fed up with sycophancy perpetuated in our region and supported my politics of development. I will miss him.”
I am saddened by the passing of Hon. Nyenze – a good man, a friend and a voice of reason. He was a smart & diplomatic leader who cared about his people. He told me he was fed up with sycophancy perpetuated in our region and supported my politics of development. I will miss him.
— Dr.Alfred Mutua (@DrAlfredMutua) December 6, 2017
The late MP succumbed to colon cancer on Wednesday, after resiliently fighting the disease for close to a decade.
The late Nyenze touched off a political firestorm in Ukambani when he and former Kitui Senator David Musila endorsed the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
On Twitter Kenyans condemned the governor for what he wrote. Here are some of the reactions.
Your second last sentence kills the mood of mourning
— Juliande (@amimofestus) December 6, 2017
Mkubwa hii mambo iko paragraph two ungeachana tu nayo.
— Kavisi (@EvansMtuku) December 6, 2017
Were you mourning or trying to brag? A word of condolences was just enough..Wewe bado tosha unga bana
— Ondari Roberts (@ROBERTSONDARI) December 6, 2017
Are you condoling or campaigning?
— Sammy Afwande (@safwande) December 6, 2017
Do you ever re-read your tweets before posting? Just to to listen to yourself?
— Ja’Rusinga (@ajanjaot) December 6, 2017
Cant you just say R.I.P, must you go out and add petty messages on hearsay.
— Natural Mystic (@mulikevs) December 6, 2017
You should have told us what he told you before he died. Nkt.
RIP Hon Nyenze
— Benson itabari (@BensonItabari) December 6, 2017
I also support your development agenda but since we are mourning it’s not wise to provoke some of your constituents who are also mourning
— Ndungu Gachane (@Ndungugachane) December 6, 2017
Very peculiar condolence message. You watered it down with your unending desire for glory. Funny it comes from à communication expert of high standing as you !
— Mwanahabari Shupavu (@shupavumedia) December 6, 2017
It doesn’t matter what he was fed-up with and whether or not he shared with you the whole thing. Just say RIP and the message will be clear. All these that you are saying will not add anything
— Tovenomondi (@tovenomondi) December 6, 2017
Mutua… Stop this. Don’t bring this to Nyenze. You’re just fod of playing cheap PR’s
— KARITHI JOHN (@KarithiJohn2) December 6, 2017
Sometimes u are out of order.who ask u about sycophancy?We are mourning Nyenze period.
— David Onyango (@DavidOn08397448) December 6, 2017