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Lawyer Asks Tough Questions After Uhuru's 'Thieves' Remark

Otieno-Onguko
By Otieno-Onguko | self meida writer
Published 16 days ago - 0 views

Lawyer Donald Kipkorir has questioned the political excitement that is normally evident in the country whenever the word 'thieves' is mentioned by the top leaders, especially President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The word, for many politicians, is seen as targeting Deputy President William Ruto, whose critics have branded a corrupt man and a thief, claims yet to be proved by those making them.

Kipkorir now wonders why the president always lands in trouble and is brought under attack when he condemns thieves and land grabbers, wondering if it is a case of corruption fighting back.

In a tweet on Thursday, he stressed on the need for everybody to be happy when the president tries to tackle these people, unless those fighting him are the targeted culprits who have sensed danger.

"How come when the President or any other leader condemns Thieves, the Corrupt, Drug Dealers, Fraudsters and Land-grabbers, some people get angry and abuse the President? Shouldn’t we all be glad the President is intend on draining the swamp? Or the swamp dwellers know themselves?" he posed.

His remark came only a day after Uhuru, while speaking in Nairobi, said that he will see to it that he leaves power in the hands of a responsible person.

Uhuru also stated that he has no plan to cling onto power, but will seek to influence the succession race.

"I am leaving next year and I have no problem with that. My plan is to ensure that the people I will leave power to are not people who will steal and exploit Kenyans," he told a a roadside gathering.

The remark came a year after Jubilee Party Vice Chair David Murathe, an ally of the president, made a similar remark in Meru, one that was, however, seen to be directly targeted at the DP.

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