President Uhuru Kenyatta’s press conference on Thursday on the upcoming Jubilee Party nominations has been widely criticized on social media.
Users ranted of how the President was misusing State House to speak on party matters while others defended the move saying his address also urged Kenyans generally to be peaceful.
President Kenyatta assured Jubilee Party aspirants and supporters of a free and fair nomination process adding that he has not and will not endorse any candidate.
A majority of Kenyans on Twitter, who mistook the presser for a State of the Nation address, termed it as a “State of the Jubilee Party” address.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions to the address that was televised live on all stations:
— Olive Burrows (@OBurrows) April 20, 2017
Uhuru addressing Jubilee matters from statehouse! Shouldn’t he be doing this from Jubilee House?
— Vincent 🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@VinceChepkwony) April 20, 2017
Is uhuru adressing the nation as a president or adressing jubilee members as party leader
— oscar makokha (@oscar_maks) April 20, 2017
One of these days Uhuru will call a press conference and just say 4 words “log into the portal”
— Kung Okwonfree (@Okwonfree) April 20, 2017
What am seeing as State address is #NotMyPresident but Jubilee prezoo PORK Uhuru you hav ashamed the Presidency of our Republic
— G stefano (@qzimq) April 20, 2017