Saturday, April 19, 2008

‘Don’t be stupid,’ Kibaki, Raila tell Kenyans

Barely a day after the swearing in of the Grand Coalition Cabinet, President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga told Kenyans to “stop the stupidity and shut up” if they wanted the two leaders to loosen the firm grip they have on the country. The president accused Kenyans of hypocrisy for criticizing him and Raila for forming a bloated Cabinet.

“Kenyans asked Raila and I to stop killing poor people and we did,” the president said, obviously agitated. “They told us to form a Grand Coalition Government and we have. So where is all this stupidity coming from?”

Read more from Ombuya E. Okong'o here.