President admits to taking selfies in Abu Dhabi
26 November 2014, 16:44
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta admitted to taking selfies while on his trip to Abu Dhabi, fueling social media rebuke over the current state of leadership.
The president, speaking during a gender violence forum in Nairobi Wednesday said that he was in Abu Dhabi taking selfies, following criticism of his whereabouts and lack of comment on recent security lapses in the country.
" I have been out of the country for a few days as you have seen in the selfies in the newspapers," he said at the University of Nairobi.
The statement drew social media criticism, with many decrying his casual comments as regards the security in the country.
" The president is taking selfies while we are dying, James Muriuki said on his Facebook page.
" Seriously Mr president. Selfies? Today? Really? Victor Njuka said also on Facebook.
On Twitter too, the criticism was alot, especially after the presidential press unit edited the Tweet later on and replaced it with one without the selfie reference.
" They can remove it all they want but this is 2014. We have screenshot evidence, Oliver Mwangi said.
There has been criticism from Kenyans over the handling of state security but the president was in no mood to listen to queries over the problems at hand.
Earlier in the day, he attended a national security council meeting to seek redress over the recent killing of 28 Kenyans in Mandera by Al Shabaab militants.
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