Moment Uhuru demanded Mzee Kenyatta’s pension from Sonko – VIDEO
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday tickled congregants who had turned up for Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s 40th memorial at the Holy Family Basilica when he demanded for his father’s pension from Nairobi governor Mike Sonko.
President Kenyatta said his father’s life had taken various forms from a herds boy to a school boy, a water meter reader and a representative of Kenya in the United Kingdom.
That is when he recalled that Mzee Kenyatta has never paid his pension for working as a water meter reader.
“And by the way Governor Sonko mama anauliza pension yake iko wapi hamjamlipa… anataka kujua pension iko wapi?” the president said amid laughter from the attendants.
In 1921, Mzee Kenyatta worked for then council as a water meter reader in Nairobi. He used a motorbike for his errands.
President Uhuru: ‘…We are talking about a man who lived through different episodes in his life; from a herdsman to working with the council as a water meter reader- Governor Sonko mama anauliza pension iko wapi….?’ #MzeeKenyattaMemorial #Jomo40th pic.twitter.com/ukh0mhTWOv
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 22, 2018
MAN OF MANY HATS
President Kenyatta chose to recall his father, who died while in office in August 1978, as a man of many hats who had faults “like all humans”.
“We are not here to glorify a man because he was human like everybody else. And being human there were the great things that he managed to achieve for their country but there were also issues that he was confronted with like the rest of us. Like the bishop has told, I believe today more than anything else, is a day where we have an opportunity to reflect on that past and on that history and to see in ourselves, through the lenses of his life who we are today. And where are we going as a people and as a nation. And even as we reflect as Hon Raila has said here we are talking about a man who had lived many different episodes in his life,” he said.
“From a small boy who was a herdsman, a boy who went to school with his auntie. To working at the council as a county as a water meter reader. And by the way Governor Sonko mama anauliza pension yake iko wapi hamjamlipa… anataka kujua pension iko wapi? To representing his people in the United Kingdom and so on and so forth.”