Uhuru went head to head with governor Nanok and Twitter is split
A viral video clip of President Uhuru Kenyatta going head to head with Turkana Governor Joseph Nanok has split opinion on Twitter.
An angry President Kenyatta openly clashed with the governor, at some point even telling Turkana electorate that the world would not end should they refuse to vote for his government.
Mr Kenyatta also rubbished claims that his government has allocated Turkana county insufficient funds.
“If you keep listening to none issues, you’ll be the losers, not me. We, like the others, will come asking for your votes, but whether or not you vote for us, will that be the end of the world?” President Kenyatta posed.
Mr Nanok had earlier on held a press conference at Capitol Hill in Nairobi, together with opposition leader Raila Odinga, where he said it was wrong for the president to scale down the sharing formula from 10 to five per cent for the people where the oil is.
The clip has been shared countless times on social media touching off varied comments.
To Twitter we go:
Some told Uhuru to tone down:
— LeadershipFront ?? (@MD_Omondi) March 10, 2017
Others hailed the governor’s bravery:
Joseph Nanok is an extremely skilled, witty, and intelligent politician. I'm not surprised he cleverly got under president Uhuru's skin. 1/3
— James Smart (@jamessmat) March 9, 2017
Nanok and Joho happens to be the greatest headache to Jubilee. They fearless and bold they say what is supposed to say #UhuruVsNanok
— General Osumo (@ItsOsumoJnr) March 10, 2017
I support Nanok, he is rationally vouching for his people, unlike PORK who let emotions cloud his speech! #UhuruVsNanok
— CHEVI™ (@i_chevi) March 9, 2017
Some backed Uhuru:
— N D E G W A (@ndegwajimmy) March 9, 2017
Others blamed the governor for rattling a snake: