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Uhuru tweeted in French and Kenyans are panicking

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday veered from the norm and Tweeted in French, perhaps in a bid to accord visiting French President Emanuel Macron a warm reception.

The English version of the tweet read: “I am delighted to welcome my friend His Excellency President Emanuel Macron of the Republic of France to State House, Nairobi. Kenya and France have a cordial relationship that has helped to stimulate growth in different sectors to the benefit of our peoples.”

RESPONSES

Understandably, this unusual behaviour by President Kenyatta elicited a varied responses from his followers on the social media platform.

Among them was @bpmasinde who attempted to explain, in corrupted French that corruption was killing President Kenyatta’s legacy.

William Masiga cheekily suggested that the president was speaking in tongues.

A couple of followers were cautious to the possibility the President was about to ‘borrow’ a loan from the French President on behalf of Kenya.