It is very normal and diplomatic for heads of state to sent congratulatory messages, condolences, seasonal messages and greetings to each other. Some messages are well received by citizens while others are harshly criticized.
The axe of critics and anger has fallen on Uhurus head after he composed a condolence message to victims of Cyclone Idai in Southern africa which led to loss of over 100 lives.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Wednesday, through his Twitter handle, sent a message of condolences to President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique and President Peter Mutharika of Malawi following
I condole and pass my message of encouragement to the people of Southern Africa who are suffering devastation from Cyclone Idai. To my
The message, however, aroused mother of all anger as KOT rushed to remind him of the state of hunger in the country, and how people are dying while leaders deny it in broad daylight.
Big Fish wrote; Replying to @UKenyatta@FNyusi@edmnangagwa Mr. president you have forgotten several Kenyans who have died from hunger and drought in
to @UKenyatta@FNyusi@edmnangagwaHope they have given you a message of Condolence too to the people of
the angry Kenyans went on and on unleashing their disappointments to president.
State of hunger in Kenya
Several people have reportedly died of hunger-related complications in Baringo and Turkana County, while thousands are said to be facing starvation.
The region has faced food crises over the years even as the Government tries to downplay the gravity of the situation.
Deputy President William Ruto has denied claims of hunger-related deaths in the affected areas.
Other counties at risk include Isiolo, Garissa, Wajir, Kilifi, Baringo, Marsabit, Tana River, Samburu. Mandera, Kitui, and Makueni.