Controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna is back on Kenyans on Twitter’s good side after a backlash over a Monday tweet undermining Eliud Kipchoge’s new record of running a marathon in under two hours.
Miguna’s Tuesday tweet calling out President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tendency to appoint elderly individuals to top government positions augured well with most social media users, despite his lack of moderation in describing the head of state
Despots like Uhuru Kenyatta does not love the old; they prefer the mediocre. How does anyone expect a lazy, ganja smoking and permanently drunk son of a thief who presides over a banana republic to hire talented youth? Despots plunder and destroy.https://t.co/FDBHtVQGd1
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) October 15, 2019
In his tweet, Miguna referred to an article listing Uhuru’s notable appointments of individuals who are past the ordinary age of retirement.
The most recent appointment is that of Former Othaya MP Mary Wambui as the Chairperson of the National Employment Authority.
Also highlighted in the article is the appointment of former Vice President Moody Awori as the Chair of the Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund(91), Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua (68), KRA Chairperson Francis Muthaura (72), and National Lands Commission member Esther Murugi (66) among several others.
Social media users felt that Miguna echoed their sentiments that the president is continuously ignoring talented youth for critical government jobs and picking “mediocre” individuals for the positions instead.
“True. Hiring 70-year-olds to do a job where a young 30 (or) 40 yr old can do even better…Then they ask how they can help the youths,” wondered one Faiz Hisham.
In 2019, as the world celebrates NOBEL PRIZE winners in Physics, Economics, Medicine, Literature, Peace and other ACHIEVEMENTS of the HUMAN BRAIN, CREATIVITY and INDUSTRY, Kenyans are ululating over RUNNERS. Hunters and gatherers are obsolete. Wars are no longer won by runners.
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) October 14, 2019