Kenyans on Twitter vent their fury over attacks
Deputy President William Ruto’s insisted Monday that Kenya will not withdraw troops from Somalia even as majority of Kenyans on social media maintained that withdrawal would be the best option at the moment.
Under the hashtag #SomeoneTellUhuru, Kenyans on Twitter highlighted the presence of KDF troops in Somalia, corruption and misplaced priorities as the main reasons behind the insecurity.
Highlighting President Kenyatta’s Sunday trip to Nigeria, @SilasJakakimba said the President should have stayed in the country to deal with insecurity before attracting investors to an insecure environment.
Some Kenyans believed that corruption was entirely to blame for the entry of illegal immigrants to the country and dealing with corruption will inevitably stem the security problem.
“Withdrawing KDF from Somalia won’t stop the attacks. Uganda and Burundi are not being attacked? Corruption!” said popular blogger @RobertAlai.
Comments by security chiefs after each episode of terror attacks were also met with great opposition and scepticism by Kenyans on Twitter.
“We tired of ‘police are in pursuit of a suspect’”, said @kibettp as @shikolaptop added that “we don’t want statements we would like action and heads to roll.”
On whether KDF should withdraw from the war-ravaged Somalia, they said:
“I don’t think KDF leaving Somalia is the solution. We just need new strategies to combat terror and Ole Lenku won’t manage,” said @ronniekib whose words were echoed by @irenewamaru who said that Kenya needs a complete overhaul of its security apparatus.