‘Respect us!’ President Kenyatta warns foreign countries against meddling in Kenyan affairs
Published on: December 04, 2020 02:33 (EAT)
President Uhuru Kenyatta has slammed foreign countries over what he termed as trying to interfere and direct Kenya on how to run its affairs. The Head of State said while Kenya appreciates support and collaboration with other nations, the country will not be dictated to by anyone else. “We thank the officers of the United Nations and all development partners who have been close collaborators but at this juncture I must make it clear that while we appreciate your support and look forward to your collaboration you must remember that Kenya has its owners, and its owners are 50 million Kenyans,” said President Kenyatta. He added: “I ask you to refrain from trying to direct us in which way we should go. We are clear on where we want to go. We ask you to join us, to support us in that endeavor. But do not interfere because we shall not allow for you to dictate to us which direction that should be. Nawaomba kwa heshima kubwa mutushemu ndio tuwaheshimu. Kila mtu ako na shida zake even they have their own problems to resolve huko kwao. I say that in good faith. I shall not allow that and we shall not allows that as a country.” The President was speaking as he officially commissioned the ground breaking of G47 Ugatuzi towers in Nairobi that will host county governments offices. The head of state also launched county governments COVID-19 social economic re-engineering strategy covering 2020 to 2023 that seeks to help the country bounce back from the economic vagaries of Covid-19 that has seen economic growth slump to 0.6 percent in 2020 from 5.4 percent in 2019.
President Uhuru Kenyatta: We appreciate the officers of the UN & all our development partners…but Kenya has its owners…please refrain from interfering or trying to direct us in which way we should go…mtuheshimu ndio tuwaheshimu, kila mtu ako na shida zake pic.twitter.com/N8Tgfap5tM — Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) December 4, 2020